WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Construction began in February for a $5.5 million Pennsylvania National Guard armory in South Mountain, Pa., which will eventually replace the armories in Waynesboro and Gettysburg, Pa.
Officials expect to open the South Mountain armory in a year, then empty and clean the Waynesboro facility prior to an appraisal for that property.
"We seek fair-market value," said Kevin Cramsey, a spokesman for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Waynesboro and Washington Township leaders have said they'd like to acquire the Pa. 316 property for their police departments.
"A lot of times local communities are interested in these buildings," Cramsey said, adding that they've recently been renamed "readiness centers."
Lobar Construction workers from Dillsburg, Pa., have completed about 70 percent of ongoing renovations at the Chambersburg, Pa., readiness center on U.S. 30, Cramsey said. That construction project totals approximately $5 million and adds 5,000 square feet to the 15,000-square-foot building, he said.