July 21, 2021 – Chambersburg, PA – Franklin County Commissioners were presented with a Property Improvement Award on Thursday, July 15 at the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Breakfast.
The award was presented in recognition of the new Administration Building which is located on the corner of North Second and Grant Streets and carries an address of 272 North 2nd Street, Chambersburg, PA. Situated on the site of the former Sheetz building, the 35,772 gross square foot structure houses 12 county departments as well as the Commissioner’s Office.
County Administration and architects focused on functionality, with much of the space being shared by multiple offices or designed to be multi-purpose in nature. The building is an efficient use of space and adaptable for future needs. Commissioner and Chairman Dave Keller said, “Bringing offices that work together into one building not only enhances operational efficiency, it provides added convenience to the public doing business with the County.” A new building was determined to be a more cost effective option than renovating and expanding the former Administrative Annex located at 218 North Second Street.
Additionally, the building was designed to complement the other development occurring in the neighborhood and be energy efficient as well. The building is equipped almost exclusively with LED lighting and has high efficiency heating and cooling. The lighting system includes room sensors that turn the lights out when no activity is detected. All the fixtures are automated and are non-touch.
The Administration Building is part of the larger Court Facility Improvement Project which addresses needs for safety and security, adequate space, and co-location of offices and services for operational efficiency and public convenience.
Noelker & Hull Associates, Chambersburg, PA, provided the architecture and engineering work. The general contractor on the project was Lobar, Inc., of Dillsburg, PA. The electrical work was provided by Frank B. Lesher Company, Inc., Chambersburg, PA, the plumbing work was provided by Mann Plumbing and Heating, LLC, Fayetteville, PA and the HVAC work was provided by Stouffer Mechanical Contractor, LLC, Chambersburg, PA.
Pictured above, an artist rendering of the Franklin County Administration Building