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Cumberland PennDOT building, Lancaster Armory among largest state property offering in decades

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Six bills passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Tom Corbett have authorized the state Department of General Services to sell the largest offering of properties in decades, including a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation maintenance facility in Cumberland County and the Lancaster Armory property in Lancaster County, according to the department.

Ten properties are being directly conveyed to buyers as prescribed by legislation and the state will put the remaining 27 properties out for public bid, according to a news release.

The midstate maintenance facility and armory are in the latter category, according to a department list.

Because of the property volume, not all of them will go out for public bid at once. Some will also require appraisals and environmental testing before sale.

Since the governor took office in 2011, the state has sold 39 surplus properties that brought in almost $31.4 million in nontax revenue in addition to getting rid of more than $5 million in maintenance and upkeep costs, according to the release.

Courtesy of the Central Penn Business Journal. Read the full article here:

Cumberland PennDOT building, Lancaster Armory among largest state property offering in decades | Central Penn Business Journal.

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