The Borough of Mechanicsburg is saying farewell to its last bit of farmland.
A 185-acre property once known as the Hess Farm will be turned into 683 homes and 26,000 square feet of commercial space.
“It becomes a very walkable and livable community. Rather than just having all single-family, this meets the different needs and demands for the market,” said Cliff Weaver, president of Landmark Homes.
The new development will be called Legacy Park. It’s expected to boost the economy and traffic in the area.
“We will be responsible for the plowing here and the police and the fire service, but also we will then have money to do those sort of things and it will help the rest of the town,” said Mayor Jack Ritter.
PennDOT is expected to add more traffic lights in the area along Route 114.
The project is expected to take 10 years.