HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's South Central Regional Office at 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110 where DGS' land planning team will present information and gather input from the public for the report to be submitted to the PA legislature.
The parcels to be discussed cover 303+/- acres including the former Harrisburg State Hospital, land containing the Dauphin County Community Gardens and two parcels currently used for agricultural purposes. The public meeting is being conducted as part of a study currently underway by DGS's land planning team to determine the future of the Harrisburg State Hospital grounds.
The study will identify recommendations that will consider the economic viability of alternate uses while being mindful of the property's past and current uses. The historical significance of the structures located on the properties will be considered as well. When finalized, DGS will send the recommendations to the Pennsylvania General Assembly for their consideration on the disposition of the real estate in accordance with Pennsylvania Act 100 of 2014.
DGS retained RGS Associates, Inc. of Lancaster, PA and their team of consultants to conduct the study which began in January of this year. The RGS team will present phase-one findings at the public meeting and obtain citizen input. Due diligence conducted on the parcels to date includes a phase-one environmental assessment, asbestos survey, zoning & site analysis and a real estate market assessment.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of General Services