Then & Now: York’s Northwest Triangle beginning to take shape

Linked in/Neat stuff: Ettline property endangered/Devil’s Den climber rescued
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This aerial view shows York, Pa.’s, Northwest Triangle before site work cleared the Ohio Blenders silos and other buildings along Beaver Street. In recent months, the area in and around the redevelopment area has generated some news. A two-screen movie theater plans to move in. The Thos. Somerville Co. building, across from the stadium, is getting new tenants. York County Regional Charter School continues to add classes and a brand new playground. Also of interest: Map explains York, Pa.’s $50 million Northwest Triangle redevelopment area.

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The cleared Northwest Triangle development appears at 12:00 and 12:30 on this aerial photograph. The photo shows the project received its name. It is shaped by a bend in Codorus Creek. The area was originally targeted for primarily housing but the housing market downturn several years ago caused planners to try again. The triangle now calls for the buildings to be about equal proportions of commercial, residential and recreational, according to the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News. The banks of the Codorus are attracting businesses – and green space: Two schools, a creek, an idea.

More neat stuff from all over … .

Another Springettsbury building at risk: The former Ettline property along the Lincoln Highway is being eyed as a Dollar General Store. Springettsbury Township has been the scene of other high-profile controversies over demolition of historic buildings.


You’d think this would happen more often. A climber slipped between rocks at Devil’s Den on Monday and was rescued by a combination of professionals and volunteers.

Preserving York picnic: Preserving York has plans that go well beyond its upcoming picnic. Check out what Blake Stough, founder of this grass-roots historic preservation group, sees as the group’s future.

JEM

Aerial photos courtesy of the York Daily Record/Sunday News

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. East Region Editor, Digital First Media. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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