CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The transfer of approximately 225 acres from the Cumberland Valley Business Park to the adjacent Letterkenny Army Depot received a green light Monday from the land's redevelopment board.
No money will be exchanged in the transfer, Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority Executive Director John Van Horn said.
Col. Robert A. Swenson in October shared a master plan for the installation's future, which included reacquiring the land due to be deeded over to LIDA. His reasons for the acquisition included moving some depot functions to meet force protection and anti-terrorism guidelines.
"The board took action today ... to agree to modify the (Memorandum of Agreement) to provide the acres he requested," Van Horn said Monday.
The land set for transfer has yet to be surveyed.
Swenson said last month that the depot's facilities near its perimeter should be moved to reduce the threat of realignment or closure in the next review by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission.