To create a vibrant mixed-use development through a collaborative community process 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 will offer several stores not currently found in Lancaster County as well as a residential community of single familyhomes and townhomes alongside preserved public spaces and walking trails. This will include a 365,000 square foot shopping center and a residential component that will include 74 townhouses and 13 single family homes.
WHAT STORES WILL BE PART OF THE RETAIL ASPECT OF THE DEVELOPMENT?
The Shoppes will include a mix of size and types of retailers, offering dozens of shops and restaurants. Confirmed retailers include:
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Rack Room Shoes
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Fine Wine & Good Spirits Shoppe
Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
The Pour House
WHAT DOES THE RESIDENTIAL COMPONENT OF THE PROJECT CONSIST OF?
The multi-family residential development will consist of 74 townhouses and 13 single family homes that will make living close to shopping and roadways convenient. The new residential neighborhood will respect the character of bordering neighborhoods built decades ago.
WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION ON THE SITE?
Shoppes at Belmont is proud to be preserving many of the historic aspects of the David M. Mayer House, built between1870 and 1874. The exterior work will include wood repairs on the house, roof/gutter repairs, a rebuild of the porch, masonry and replacement of 63 windows, for a total of $350,000.
The Property’s historic cemetery (circa 1700’s), 3-acre quarry and lime kilns. Portions of the Shopping Center will reflect some of the Farmstead’s aesthetic features. The Property’s main barn was moved to Ironstone Ranch in Elizabethtown.
WHAT FEATURES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC?
Smart lifestyle features such as bicycle trails, walking paths, and a Red Rose Transit bus stop will connect Belmont to downtown Lancaster. A community gathering area will highlight 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?
In planning Shoppes at Belmont, environment is key. Creating a completely new community in such rich historic countryside demands careful attention. Standards will be designed and reviewed by Township, County, State and Federal agencies. Historical and environmental studies are currently underway to help define this initiative.
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.