By Corrie Wade, Atapco Properties

Atapco Properties, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Trading and Production Corporation, is a full-service real estate development company active in Maryland, Delaware, Indiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Our corporate mission is to develop state-of-the-art industrial, retail, residential and mixed-use projects with an emphasis on sustainability and green building standards.

Atapco is committed to developing quality smart-growth projects that bring vitality and lasting value to the areas we serve; greatly improving the quality of life for residents, tourists and the broader community. Through thoughtful site selection, planning and context-sensitive design principles, we are able to tailor each project to the specific needs of the community in ways that protect each area’s unique character and landscape while creating diverse developments that support unmet market demands, directly contribute to the local economy and improve the quality of life in the region.

Lincoln Commons, purchased by Atapco Properties in 2014, is one such example of this commitment to creating projects that provide lasting value. The 10.2-acre retail project, located at PA Route 30 and Shealer Road in Gettysburg, will feature pad-sites and a 19,200 square foot multi-tenant retail building, providing the area with a diverse mix of restaurants, retail and service providers—including a pharmacy, a bank and a Taco Bell restaurant. Atapco is excited to move forward with the long-awaited development of Lincoln Commons. The project will  build on the designated community growth area, create job opportunities, stimulate economic growth, increase the local tax base and provide public infrastructure improvements such as the widening of Shealer Road and the addition of a street light at Hull Drive.

The population of the Gettysburg metro area has seen recent significant growth, with an increase of over 11% from 2000 to 2014. As a “Presidential Investor” with the Adams County Economic Development Corporation, we understand the need to attract, retain and expand business opportunities to help support and serve the thriving area. We are delighted to bring Lincoln Commons to Gettysburg and provide residents with convenient retail, service and dining options while making a meaningful investment in the local economy.

This month’s ACEDC column is provided by Corrie Wade, Marketing Coordinator for Atapco Properties, as a benefit of Atapco’s Presidential Investment in ACEDC for 2016.

You are invited to partner with ACEDC as an investor to continue our county’s success! More than 50 investments by businesses, nonprofits and individuals, which include a host of benefits, are featured on the ACEDC website and social media sites. See the current listing at under Investor Directory. ACEDC is grateful to Atapco Properties and all 2016 investors! Contact ACEDC’s Kaycee Kemper (717-334-0042, [email protected]) for more information and to become an investor today.

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