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Old 08-22-2007, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA and Edinboro, PA
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Default YORK, PA Demolished neighborhood Rt. 30?

Hey everyone, I have a very important question about York, PA.

I'm not entirely too familiar with the area, but my boyfriend and I were driving through on Rt. 30 West, towards Philly. Around the 83 Junction, we noticed several rows of completely abandoned and dilapidated homes on the righthand side of the road.

These houses were located on Toronita Street, 10th and 11th Avenues, and Kirkland Alley.

What happened? Were there plans for some kind of construction that never went through? Why did an entire neighborhood get evicted? I found one news article on it, but there was no reason for the abandonment.

Any help would be greatly appreciate. We love driving on Rt 30, and think that this is just another terribly depressing tale of the industrial sprawl.

Thank you!
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:11 AM
 
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moosedenied - This is sooo very strange to see your post.

I happened to be out that way just yesterday and noticed the houses you are talking about. It looks awful! I'm not in York full-time, so I don't have a clue what is going on there. York should be ashamed.

The weird thing is that each place looks as if someone dissected the structures. I wondered if a fire department was using them for something. I dunno. Almost looked like a set from a horror movie.

I'm curious about them myself. That stretch of RT30 isn't such a great view to begin with, but geeesh!!

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Originally Posted by moosedenied View Post
Hey everyone, I have a very important question about York, PA.

I'm not entirely too familiar with the area, but my boyfriend and I were driving through on Rt. 30 West, towards Philly. Around the 83 Junction, we noticed several rows of completely abandoned and dilapidated homes on the righthand side of the road.

These houses were located on Toronita Street, 10th and 11th Avenues, and Kirkland Alley.

What happened? Were there plans for some kind of construction that never went through? Why did an entire neighborhood get evicted? I found one news article on it, but there was no reason for the abandonment.

Any help would be greatly appreciate. We love driving on Rt 30, and think that this is just another terribly depressing tale of the industrial sprawl.

Thank you!
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:39 AM
 
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They are tearing these homes down to build a new shopping center.

Last edited by talk2u; 08-22-2007 at 11:56 AM..
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:50 AM
 
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Yeah they are putting a shopping center in but I haven't seen much else about it as far as what businesses etc. Its only been about 5 months or so that the homes have been vacant but they weren't very attractive before anyways so it'll be an improvement eventually

I wonder if the homes were taken through eminent domain...I am sure that has to be filed somewhere but couldn't find reference online anywhere.
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:43 PM
 
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When that road was planned (I think it opened in 1968), it was supposed to be a bypass around York. I'm so dern old, I remember the duddleopps where Arsenal Road went across George St. I still want to call Market St. Rt30.

I'm surprised the developer didn't have a time limit imposed. What stores are going in?

Anyway, the original plan was limited access. Just what that corridor needs. Another strip mall....especially there at the Rt.83 exit. I wonder if they'll put a north bound ramp for 83 from the east bound lane of 30?

Looked to me as if the Bob Evans is gone.
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:24 PM
 
Location: South Central PA
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When that road was planned (I think it opened in 1968), it was supposed to be a bypass around York. I'm so dern old, I remember the duddleopps where Arsenal Road went across George St. I still want to call Market St. Rt30.

I'm surprised the developer didn't have a time limit imposed. What stores are going in?

Anyway, the original plan was limited access. Just what that corridor needs. Another strip mall....especially there at the Rt.83 exit. I wonder if they'll put a north bound ramp for 83 from the east bound lane of 30?

Looked to me as if the Bob Evans is gone.
Given 30 only takes about 50 some thousand cars a day given it's 6 lanes, a limited access would be a really good thing, particularly for through traffic. There are highways of greater volumes on 4 lane limited access (Reading's 422 has 80 some thousand a day and is only 4 lanes).
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA and Edinboro, PA
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There's this article a friend of ours found:

The York Daily Record - Razing for retail

It indeed was used for firefighters in the past few months
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Old 10-12-2008, 04:40 PM
 
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The homes were torn down a few months back. Nothing but weeds growing there now. The homes were bought for a "fair" price is what one of the home owners told me. Last I heard, "Round The Clock" diner was going to build a bigger resturant on the site.
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