May 8, 2021

Here’s what’s coming to this former central Pa. Toys R’ Us

A new outpatient center is expected to open by the end of next year in Manheim Township, Lancaster County.

Penn State Health will open the 47,000-square-foot center in the former Toys R’ Us building at 1430 Harrisburg Pike at the intersection of Route 30 at The Crossings at Conestoga Creek, a mixed-use development which is owned by High Real Estate.

Construction is expected to begin in the spring. The project includes the buildout of 30,000 square feet of medical office space that will house a variety of medical and surgical specialties and outpatient services, such as imaging and lab testing. The grounds, parking and lot configuration will remain the same.

Greenfield Architects Ltd. is the designer of the project and High Construction Company is the general contractor. Bill Boben of High Associates Ltd. and Jeremy Shyk of CBRE represented the parties in the real estate transaction.

The Crossings at Conestoga Creek combines 90,000 square feet of retail, a hotel, and 258 upscale apartment units and is anchored by Wegmans and Reel Cinemas. The Crossings at Conestoga Creek debuted in the summer of 2018 with the opening of the Miller’s Ale House restaurant, the same year that Toys R Us closed. High Real Estate Group purchased the Toys R’ Us property last year.

The future facility in Manhiem Township is part of a number new projects for Penn State Health. In 2017, Penn State Health and Highmark Health announced plans for a collective investment of more than $1 billion toward the development of a community-based health care network.

“The outpatient services in this new facility will support the growing demand in the community from both patients and referring physicians,” Dr. Peter Dillon, executive vice president and chief clinical officer of Penn State Health said in a press release. “This new outpatient center will help us deliver on our commitment together with Highmark Health to build a regional care network that ensures people in the communities we jointly serve are within 10 minutes of Penn State Health primary care, 20 minutes of specialty care and 30 minutes of acute care.”

Penn State Health is currently building a new hospital on Good Hope Road in Hampden Township and has also announced plans to acquire the Holy Spirit Hospital in East Pennsboro Township from Geisinger. Penn State Health is also building a new acute care hospital near state Route 283 in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.

In the past year, Penn State Health has also announced it will lease 20,000 square feet of space at 1150 Cocoa Ave. in Derry Township to add internal medicine, endocrinology and nephrology services to the complex, which is already home to a Penn state Health practice. A new primary care location is also planned for Route 114/Market Street near the Route 15 interchange, just south of Mechanicsburg in Upper Allen Township. And Penn State Health is building a new primary care practice on the Highmark corporate campus on Center Street in East Pennsboro Township and has also begun construction on a new primary care location in Blue Ridge Village near the intersection of Linglestown and Crums Mill roads in Lower Paxton Township.

Penn State Health also purchased a property in Derry Township last year on Crystal Drive for $28 million from the Hershey Company to serve as its headquarters.

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