Hershey, Pennsylvania – The southwest corner at the intersection of Governor Road and Fishburn Road has been the subject of countless public hearings surrounding the master plan of 7 acres to be developed commercially on the site where traffic has been a key concern.
The long embattled project, now called ‘The Crossing in Hershey,’ has always included the construction of a Sheetz convenience store and gas station, as well as a medical office, and pharmacy. Early plans proposed a kiddie academy, and relocating Sand Hill Road with a new traffic signal at Fishburn Road.
Sheetz remains a staple of the project, but is now planned to be built adjacent to a new traffic signal at the relocated intersection of Sand Hill Road and Fishburn Road, rather than adjacent to Governor Road. Along with a 4-story mixed used building, the new plan also proposes 2 other commercial office buildings on the site, and relocating Sand Hill Road. Access to the parking lot of Karns is included with the development plan. Hershey Pharmacy & Gift Shop will relocate from the Karns plaza to The Crossing in Hershey.
Existing structures have been cleared from the site. Plans for a large 4-story building with street-level retail storefronts facing the intersection of Governor Road and Fishburn Road include 62 apartments on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors. Retail agreements have been reached to build a salon and restaurant in the storefronts facing Governor Road.
Derry Township Supervisor E. Christopher Abruzzo remarked during a public hearing in April that concerns have been raised about how a new extension of Hope Drive would impact nearby KinderCare, however these concerns would need to be addressed outside of the scope of the proposal for The Crossing in Hershey.
Hershey is becoming a little city