Gnoza Knows It | What is going on at the old York County Prison?


What if anything is going to happen with the old York County Prison?

There is something creepy about an abandoned building. And perhaps doubly so when it's an abandoned prison.

Well we have one in Central Pennsylvania at 319 Chestnut Street. It's the old York County Prison.

It was in use up until the late 1970's and purchased by a resident in 1982. It was then acquired through eminent domain proceedings by the city of York in 2014.

The city must have something in mind for it but it's not sure what that is at this point.

The courts ruled that the property would be worth $1.25 million and the city appealed that decision. The appeal has not yet been heard so the case is up in the air, which may account for why my calls to certain city departments have gone un-returned.

So Gnoza does not know at this point what is going to happen with the creepy old prison.

And we have a Gnoza Knows It update.

Several weeks ago I told you about the old Senate Plaza on the West Shore in East Pennsboro Township.

The abandoned property has been purchased by J.C. Bar Properties with the intention to re-develop it with retail shops, restaurants, banks, a hotel, convenience store.

At the time the piece aired, East Pennsboro Township did not know when the demolition would begin.

Well, I stopped by there last week and found that demolition had begun on the back side of the structure.

I called the company doing the demo and to try to find out how long it would talk. I left a message, but yep, you guessed it. I did not get a call back.

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