Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Another one bites the dust


What was once a building is now a pile of rubble. This (former) brick building at 109 Perry is reputed to have been part of a livery stable years ago, and more recently a residence. It was demolished today to make way for a multi-unit self-storage facility to be developed by Associates Properties PA, LP.  The facility will also include properties at 243 S. Front Street and 319 S. Front. The facility will contain 10 x 20, 10 x 25, and 10 x 30 units, for a total of 40,000 square feet of storage space, according to Jeff Seibert of Associates Properties.  Construction is expected to begin in March and be completed by late July.





Below is a Google Maps photo showing how the building appeared in August 2011. The storage facility will cover the field shown in the photo.


19 comments:

  1. How old was that home?

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  2. Even though it is not a business or commercial going to built in a sense, at least the borough and school will be getting tax revenue and also free up borough workers from cutting grass at that site.

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  3. The year on that building should be about 1830. Majority of the historic district is around the 1830 period below 3rd Street.
    Chris Vera

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  4. Cole,the pictures you take around town are great. On your travels,have you noticed the number of cars with flats that have probably been sitting for weeks. What is the borough code concerning cars not being moved? Also, is the sweeper running? Has not been on my block for weeks?

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    1. According to Columbia ordinance:
      § 207-32
      Parking of unlicensed or abandoned vehicles prohibited.
      Unlicensed vehicles or abandoned vehicles are prohibited from parking on any street or avenue in the Borough of Columbia for any period longer than 48 hours.

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    2. Haven't noticed the flats.
      I think the sweeper is running intermittently.

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  5. More history gone,

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  6. Yes, thanks for all you do Chris Vera

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  7. Yes is the street sweeper running would be nice if the borough would let people know

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    1. I saw the sweeper early Tuesday morning about the time it does Locust St., but then head over 2nd St. with brushes up. The section of 2nd St. marked for Tuesday 7-11 sweeping. Sweeper did nothing.My side of Union St. is marked for Tuesday PM and nothing done.Why have it, if they do not use it to its potential.

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    2. If you call the borough,684-2467 ext.5, the message is always the sweeper is running. They never change the message. How hard is it to correct the message?

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  8. Columbia continues to slide downward.
    Sad but true written by a homeowner, taxpayer, law and Code battler.
    Now let the Negative Nellies reply!

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  9. Jeff Seibert,,,
    Money is the root of evil.

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  10. i hope these are not built so close to the road-route 441-that it affects the sight distance at the stop signs for those wishing to cross over or turn onto 441. seems like theres always something not quite right.

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  11. Just what Columbia wants tourists visiting the Crossings & the trail to see. Storage units.
    Our leaders are marketing our town beautifully for visitors. Should be first stop on trolley tour.

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  12. yeah, you'd think NO ONE has any common sense or a clue!!! i really do wonder what the heck mgmt and council are thinking?

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  13. They're building these storage facilities so people losing their homes due to high taxes have somewhere to put their belongings! Then in a few months the facility owners will auction off the belongings in an episode of Storage Wars! LMAO

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  14. most likely true..........

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