With a nod to their property’s past, local developers Mike Kellam and Don Anderson have broken ground on the third and final building at Golden Meadows Park.
The $2 million office building at 2301 Harrisburg Pike will resemble the Golden Meadows’ indoor swimming pool building which operated on that very footprint from 1966 to 2008, then was razed.
“It was a great architectural look (when it was built) and remains so today,” said Kellam.
After breaking ground on the two-story, 12,000-square-foot building on Monday, Kellam and Anderson hope to have the building ready for occupancy by Jan. 1.
It’s being built on speculation, meaning no tenants have been signed as yet; the developers are confident that there’s demand for new office space in the area.
The building will be ideal for medical offices, said Kellam, noting it stands a half-mile from the Lancaster General Health Suburban Pavilion, and will have an elevator large enough to accommodate a gurney.
A restaurant also will be a good fit there, he said. Kellam pointed out the six other tenants in the fully leased business park — Chesterbrook Academy, Gold’s Gym, ALM Tax Service, Pennsylvania Specialty Pathology, Mood Salon & Spa and Disappearing Ink. There’s also high traffic counts on Harrisburg Pike and several large, nearby neighborhoods.
Other possible uses allowed under the property’s community business center zoning include stores and storage.
Schillaci Architects is the project architect. TAH Construction is the general contractor.
Golden Meadows is an 11.5-acre property in East Hempfield Township. When Kellam and Anderson bought the site in 2004, it had an indoor pool, outdoor pool and tennis courts.
The partners opened a 41,000-square-foot building, anchored by what’s now Gold’s Gym, on the tennis-courts footprint in 2005.
After Kellam and Anderson closed the pools in late 2008, they developed a 13,000-square-foot building for Chesterbrook Academy, where the outdoor pool once stood. It opened in 2010.
Kellam and Anderson are the former owners of three local fitness centers. Anderson also is the former owner of Anderson Material Handling and former co-owner of 10 Cardtique Hallmark Gold Crown card shops.