Auto Zone may replace rundown building at I-81

PAT FRIDGEN, Echo Pilot
This building will be taken down and the hillside shaved if a chain auto parts store gets permission to locate at the site. The lot is in Antrim Township and the structure was once used by the municipality.

An eyesore building will be torn down if plans proceed through all levels of the approval process. Surveyor Lee Royer presented information to the Antrim Township Municipal Authority (ATMA) Monday night for an auto parts store on East Baltimore Street near exit 5.

Long-Mar LLC, 1625 E. Main St., Waynesboro, owned the property across the street from AC&T. It wanted to construct an Auto Zone at the site of an abandoned block building.

Royer indicated the business would want the one equivalent dwelling unit sewer hookup already associated with the property. ATMA members Elwood Myers, Dale Hostetter and Chad Murray authorized signatures for the plan once it came back from Franklin County.

The plans have also been submitted to Antrim Township, but not yet been reviewed by the supervisors.

Royer said an elevated bank would be lowered and he was in contact with PennDOT for a driveway permit.