A vibrant mixed-use development that incorporates retail and residential uses, preservation of historic elements, traffic improvement and multi-modal accessibility, and provides for farmland preservation.
WHAT IS THE SIZE AND SCOPE OF THE PROJECT?
Shoppes at Belmont is a major retail and residential community that offers several stores not currently found in Lancaster County as well as a residential community of single family homes and townhomes alongside preserved public spaces and walking trails. This includes a 365,000 square foot shopping center and a residential component of 74 townhouses and 13 single family homes.
WHAT STORES ARE PART OF THE RETAIL ASPECT OF THE DEVELOPMENT?
The Shoppes include a mix of size and types of retailers, offering dozens of shops and restaurants. Retailers include:
Chick Fil – A
Core Life Eatery
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Fine Wine & Good Spirits Shoppe
Osh Kosh B’Gosh
Rack Room Shoes
WHAT DOES THE RESIDENTIAL COMPONENT OF THE PROJECT CONSIST OF?
Site work is underway on the multi-family residential development that sits between the existing Glen Moore neighborhood and the new shopping center. 13 single-family homes and 74 townhomes are on sale now.
WHAT DOES THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION ON THE SITE CONSIST OF?
Shoppes at Belmont is proud to have preserved many of the historic aspects of the David M. Mayer House, built between1870 and 1874. The house has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Work on the exterior of the house was finished in September, 2017 and included removal and replacement of the existing windows, re-pointing the chimneys and various locations around the House, rebuilding the porch, completion of repairs to the roof and the soffits, and removal, painting and re-installation of the shutters. The interior will be completed when a tenant is secured. It could be used for offices, a café, or similar uses as permitted under the Manheim Township zoning.
The Property’s historic cemetery (circa 1700’s), 3-acre quarry and lime kilns have also been preserved. The Property’s main barn was moved to Ironstone Ranch in Elizabethtown.
WHAT FEATURES ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC?
Smart lifestyle features such as bicycle trails, walking paths, and a Red Rose Transit bus stop connect Belmont to downtown Lancaster. A community gathering area highlights the Main Street component of the Development, with brick pavers, a decorative fountain, seating areas, a stage for outdoor events, lush landscaping, accent lighting, and a mix of high-end finishes including stone and brick.
WHAT ARE THE ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS THIS PROJECT TAKES INTO CONSIDERATION?
The Shoppes at Belmont is unique in that it sits next to three acres of wetlands. Between the complex and wetlands is a wetland buffer. This buffer is an area of undisturbed vegetation that will reduce adverse effects to wetland function from the adjacent development. Manbel Devco worked with Manheim Township and Lancaster County as well as State, and Federal agencies to ensure the wetlands remain healthy, removed invasive species, and planted native wetland grasses, shrubs, and trees. We have added approximately 1,163 total trees to ensure the future of the existing wetlands corridor.
WHO ARE THE DEVELOPERS OF SHOPPES AT BELMONT?
The developer of Shoppes at Belmont is Manbel Devco, whose partners are Phil Frey and Nick Frey. The Frey family has lived, farmed and worked in Lancaster County since 1758. In partnership with Manbel Devco are R.J. Waters & Associates and Charter Homes & Neighborhoods. Combined, this team has more than 80 years of experience working in Lancaster County on real estate projects that have garnered vast community support.