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'Luxury' apartments planned at former Memorial Hospital site

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

A multistory "luxury" apartment complex is being planned for the former Memorial Hospital site in Spring Garden Township. 

Burkentine Builders Inc. filed an application on July 28 seeking to rezone the property at 325 S. Belmont St. for apartment/office use, according to a copy of the application filed with the township.

The company has not bought the property yet, according to Tracie Keyser, a spokesperson for Burkentine Builders Inc.

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Burkentine will be purchasing the building with Inch & Co, but no date of purchase is confirmed. Keyser said there is no information at this time about how much the building will cost.

Requests have been submitted to the township's zoning department for several variances, including for building height, according to a public notice from the township, which referred to a multifamily luxury apartment complex.

Developer Burkentine Builders & Sons has filed a zoning application to convert the former Memorial Hospital into a multi-story apartment complex, Monday, August 10, 2020.
John A. Pavoncello photo

A public hearing to review the application is slated for 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17. The meeting will be held virtually, and instructions on how to join can be found at www.springgardentwp.org

"They're still in the really early stages of this project," Keyser said. "They're really excited to bring some more apartments to York to fill that void in the rental community." 

The apartment complex is planned to be at least four stories tall and contain 280 units. Developers as yet are unsure of the exact square footage, Keyser said. A clubhouse and pool are included in the plans.

UPMC Memorial Hospital is now located at 1701 Innovation Drive in West Manchester Township.

The Belmont Street location closed on Aug. 19, 2019, the same day the new Memorial Hospital opened. The physical hospital building in Spring Garden is still standing, Keyser said. 

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.