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As the pandemic-related business slumps abate, three life sciences companies made long-term commitments to the region. They’ve each signed leases for headquarters in Chester County, writes Natalie Kostelni for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
After exploring several options, Castle Creek Biosciences extended its lease for 10 more years on the 86,500 square feet at Eagleview Corporate Center in Exton. The property will receive $20 million in upgrades to the manufacturing and research space.
Nearby, Frontage Laboratories also signed a 10-year renewal on its headquarters at 700 Pennsylvania Drive in Eagleview. In addition to the 80,000-square-foot space, the company signed another 10-year-lease for 70,000 square feet in a nearby office park, where its landlord, Hankin Group, recently constructed new labs.
Meanwhile, XyloCor Therapeutics has signed a lease for a 3,800-square-foot space at 1550 Liberty Ridge in Chesterbrook. The property will serve as its first headquarters. Previously, the gene-therapy company, currently developing cardiovascular disease treatments, used temporary offices at Life Sciences Pennsylvania offices in Wayne. It has since outgrown that space.
Read more about the leasings in the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Published on 6/15/2021 by Dan Weckerly from Vista Today.
News link: https://vista.today/2021/06/three-life-sciences-companies-chester-county-hqs/?fbclid=IwAR37gTaaXAFWGYAr-TS3dYlyMobr411QM2nmEIHO9_3P74OsH9Kev62cThs
Weatherstone Town Center, Hankin Group’s new mixed-use development in Chester Springs, has announced a lineup of family friendly events open to the community for the upcoming summer season. Events include monthly craft markets, a mid-summer live music performance, and an early September movie night to conclude the season.
In collaboration with Growing Roots Partners, a long-standing partner of Hankin Group and event collaborators for countless Eagleview Town Center events, Weatherstone Town Center will host a new event series, Craft & Mercantile. This monthly market will take place in the evening and host a rotating lineup of more than 20 local crafters, live music, food trucks, and more.
The initial market will take place on Friday, June 18 from 5-8 PM. The event is free and open for all ages; however, guests are encouraged to reserve a complimentary ticket to guarantee entry.
A night of live music will be held in the square on Monday, July 12. The duo behind Point Entertainment, Jesse Lundy and Rich Kardon, will bring Ben Arnold, a local favorite, to Weatherstone from 7-9 PM. Arnold has performed on the Eagleview Town Center stage in years past and quickly became a fan favorite. The July show will be free to attend.
Rounding out the series will be a back-to-school showing of the award-winning movie Soul on Friday, Sept. 10. Movie night will be open to the public.
For more details on the entire event series, visit Weatherstone Town Center’s calendar.
Hankin Group intends to save a historic tavern and carriage house on the West Frederick Street side of the former YMCA site and develop apartments around them, as shown in this rendering.
Four apartments and more in a pair of restored historic buildings.
Three or so small eateries in a highly visible corner space.
An outdoor pool and a clubhouse for tenants. These are part of the Hankin Group’s vision for the former Lancaster Family YMCA property, a 3.5-acre site bounded by North Queen, West Frederick and North Prince streets, a company executive disclosed Monday.
There the Exton-based developer plans to construct apartments, medical offices for Lancaster General Health and space for other uses, as LNP | LancasterOnline previously reported last June.
“Our goal is to create a project that’s going to activate this area and be of benefit not only to the city but to Lancaster General as well,” said Neal Fisher, Hankin’s vice president of development, at a city Zoning Hearing Board meeting.
Hankin requested four special exceptions and four variances for relief from the zoning ordinance’s requirements and restrictions in a mixed-use district.
The developer asked permission to have two apartment buildings, smaller setbacks than required for the two buildings, more lot coverage for the two buildings than allowed, to offer medical services and to open a restaurant. All were approved unanimously.
In his remarks to the board, Fisher briefly shared new details about the endeavor, which other developers have estimated would cost more than $60 million.
Especially notable were his comments about the uses of two historic buildings on West Frederick Street – a carriage house built in 1917 and a tavern/hotel built in 1868.
Hankin had promised the city Historical Commission in March it would restore them, getting the commission’s verbal support of its overall plan, after saying last fall it would raze them, a stance that prompted the commission’s opposition.
Monday, Fisher said the upper floor of the aged buildings would be converted into four apartments. The bottom floor would be used to store maintenance equipment and to provide unspecified amenities for tenants using a courtyard and outdoor swimming pool behind the historic buildings.
(The commission did not object to Hankin’s plan to raze two old buildings on North Queen Street, which the commission deemed historically insignificant.)
On the corner of North Prince and West Frederick, where the former tavern/hotel stands, Hankin would put an undetermined retail use in a 1,200-square-foot space. The building was last occupied by Bob’s Café in 2003.
On the opposite corner, at North Queen and West Frederick, Hankin envisions opening a 4,500-square-foot restaurant space that would house perhaps three small eateries — such as a coffee shop, a salad establishment and a smoothie bar — that offer healthy options.
Also on North Queen Street would be a clubhouse of approximately 9,000 square feet, judging from Hankin’s application to the board for zoning relief. It would give tenants a place to gather and socialize, said Hankin’s Jim Fuller, vice president of planning and design. Its exact size and features remain to be determined.
Next to the clubhouse would be an unspecified store of 3,500 square feet. Fisher described the placement as a “great location” because it would be opposite the previously announced 30,000-square-foot medical office building for LG Health.
In addition, Hankin has settled on the number of apartments it would construct in the new buildings: 249. Hankin previously said the new buildings would have from 230 to 250. These figures exclude the units that would go in the historic buildings.
The Hankin plan continues to include a four story parking garage for tenants and the medical offices’ employees. It would have 429 spaces.
With the zoners’ action, Hankin continues to make progress toward securing all the necessary approvals needed to start construction. One step was completed in August, when City Council agreed to rezone the site to mixed use from hospital complex and high-density residential.
Two other major steps are underway. The Historical Commission, while voicing support of Hankin’s revised plan, won’t take its advisory vote until Hankin returns with a final plan. Even so, City Council has final say on demolition.
Finally, Hankin has only begun the process of getting a land development plan approved by the city Planning Commission. So far, it’s presented a sketch plan to the commission April 7 for general discussion. It needs to return with a formal plan for a vote. The planners have final say.
Hankin hopes to start construction in late 2021.Construction would take 18 months to two years.