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Underutilized Site Inventory
Adaptive Re-Use Scenarios for
Underutilized Sites

Staff Contacts
Susan B. Hannegan
Assistant Director

Elizabeth A. Lose
Research Technologist


The Centre County Planning and Community Development Office has compiled the following information describing a variety of buildings and properties that qualify as "underutilized sites". These sites provide adaptive reuse opportunities and support the recycling of buildings for community revitalization and economic development.

An underutilized site is a property or building which is not used to its fullest economic potential. In some cases the sites are vacant; others are partially vacant.

Adaptive reuse is often described as the process of converting older buildings for economically viable new uses. A variety of repairs or alterations to an existing building are usually necessary to serve the contemporary use and bring it into building code compliance. Sometimes, these alterations preserve unique features of the property or building.

Older buildings have the advantage of location in areas already developed, often times in close proximity to town centers. Their reuse helps reduce suburban sprawl, builds on previously developed land rather than Greenfield tracts, takes advantage of existing infrastructure and avoids costly new public investments, and in some cases they are located along established routes served by rail and/or by the Centre Area Transportation Authority mass transit.

Most underutilized sites included in this inventory lie within reach of available utility and transportation infrastructure. Photos have been included as well as detailed site data: address and/or tax parcel number, owner's name and contact information, building and/or land specifications, available utilities, current and past uses, zoning, and adjacent land uses.

Underutilized Buildings and Properties
Region Township Site
Lower Bald Eagle

Halfway Coal Yard
Michael Robinson Property
Kim Rhoades Property
Randy Moyer
Wolf's Laundromat
Woolrich Woolen Mill

BP Station
Brownson's Auto
CCS Uni Mart (Barnhart's)
M&T Bank
Hall Brothers Store
Mountain Top Activity Center
Snow Shoe Refractories LLC
Moshannon Former Moshannon Post Office
Pine Glen Harter's Garage
Snow Shoe Area
Dawn Kelly Property
Joe Becker Land
Nancy Carlin Property
Moshannon Valley

300 North Second Street
Northside Manufacturing Building 1
Northside Manufacturing Building 2
Stoicheff Auto Parts

Practice Tees
Mid-State Regional Airport
Philipsburg Hospital
Pyramid Healthcare Facility
Shain-Shop Bilt
Sundance Auto
Nittany Valley
Bellefonte Borough

Rite Aid
106 West Bishop Street
108 North Allegheny Street
113 West Bishop Street
117 North Allegheny Street
121 North Allegheny Street
131 South Allegheny Street
135 South Allegheny Street
Cadillac Building
Catherman's Impoundment Yard
Eagle Silk Mill
Garman Opera House
Heilig Meyer Store
PA Match Factory
PA National Guard
Sunny Days Adult Daycare
Sutton Engineering
Trinity Investments
US Army Reserve
WM William Dairy
Weis Market

Dodge Dealership
Mansun Tours
Wolf Furniture
Bolton Metal Products
Walker Abramson Auto Wrecking
Penn Valley
Centre Hall

Brothers Pizza Shop (Vacant Side)
Everything Flowers
Grace EUB Church
Mel's Meat Market

Former New Hope Lutheran Church
Inn On The Sky
Penns Cave Airport
Pickles Gun Shop
Shop at Thunder Lane
Smith's Office Complex
Zerby's Store

Congoleum Store
Farmers National Bank
Former Brownie's Tavern
Heggenstaller Building
Spring Mills

Cooper Street Meats
Getting Engineering & Manufacturing Warehouse
Getting Pharmaceutical Instru. Co.
Old Furniture Store
Upper Bald Eagle Valley

Julian Blazer Enterprise Facility
Port Matilda

Crain Lumber Co.
Teaman Property
Thompson's Hardware
Unionville Comly's Garage