Original site of Harley-Davidson’s York manufacturing plant sold

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YORK COUNTY, Pa. – The York County Industrial Development Authority (YCIDA) announced today that it has sold the Harley-Davidson West Campus, the original site of the York plant, to NorthPoint Development.

The YCIDA purchased the 58 acre property in 2012 as part of Pennsylvania’s strategy to retain Harley-Davidson in the Commonwealth. The site’s location, accessibility and high profile made it an important redevelopment project for the county.

YCIDA Chairman, Jack Kay, adds “Working in conjunction with Harley-Davidson, The West Campus project was an opportunity to take an underutilized site in a strategic location and facilitate the redevelopment resulting in the highest and best use of the site. It is another example of the commitment and dedication that the YCIDA has to improving the York community and spurring economic growth. We are excited to welcome NorthPoint to York.”

NorthPoint has submitted Land development plans to Springettsbury Township to develop a 750,000 sf industrial building. The $40 million project will be built as a speculative project as NorthPoint works to site a tenant for the property.

“NorthPoint’s investment in York County was premised on the strong transportation and logistics network, along with a strong skilled workforce in the area. From the beginning, we were impressed with the work of the YCIDA and their ability to make this transaction happen. As an organization we believe that capital goes where it is welcome, and we felt welcomed by the YCIDA and all the other governmental entities in the area. We look forward to a successful project that will provide positive economic development for the community,” stated Larry Lapinski, Vice President of Development for NorthPoint Development.

NorthPoint Development is a Kansas City based real estate development, management and leasing firm that is principally focused on industrial, multi-family, and senior living markets in the central part of the United States.

The YCIDA is a governmental entity that champions redevelopment projects within York County. Projects of note include the creation of three industrial parks, Santander Stadium, Marketview Arts and the Harley-Davidson West Campus redevelopment project. To learn more about the York County Industrial Development Authority, please visit www.ycida.org.

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