History won't prevent depot development
By LISA GRAYBEAL
Staff Writer, Chambersburg
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Before any buildings are torn down at Letterkenny Army Depot, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission wants to preserve them through photographs and a written history to be stored in the state's archives.
After that, the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority can proceed with its original plans to turn 1,500 acres into a business and industrial park, which includes any necessary demolition.
"This agreement satisfies the basic mission of the Historical Museum Commission and it allows the economic vitality of Franklin County to grow ... It's a big win for Franklin County," said state Sen. Terry Punt, R-Franklin, who organized a public meeting Friday with commission officials and authority board members.