The Fort Cherry Development District will soon be home to development sites in northern Washington County, specifically Robinson Township. The development will make immediate use of the Southern Beltway Route 576 “22 to 79 Project” also sometimes referred to the “Energy Corridor” as it will connect Southpointe at Interstate 79 with the already completed section of Route 576 known as the “Findlay Connector”. Ultimately, the Southern Beltway will provide ease of access to landmarks including Pittsburgh International Airport, the Shell Cracker Plant in Beaver County and Interstate 79 in Washington County making them accessible within minutes of travel. The anticipated opening of the Southern Beltway is scheduled for fall 2021.
The proposed Fort Cherry Development District will consist of an estimated 6 million square feet of industrial, flex, office and ancillary commercial (e.g. neighborhood retail, lodging, restaurants) space that will generate over $542,400,000.00 in private investment. The development plan includes sites up to 100 acres that can accommodate buildings from 20,000 to 1.5 million square feet. Imperial Land Corporation has already invested $205,000.00 to upsize sewer line extensions along a major portion of Noblestown Road to accommodate future development in the area and also donated land for the construction of the Midway Sewer Authority Treatment Facility.
For more information on the Southern Beltway, including construction progress, please visit the Turnpike’s website.