Interstate 83 has strangled York crossroads neighborhood
The owner of Round the Clock Diner is developing this neighborhood across the road. A Sheetz convenience store will be constructed there.
The struggling residential neighborhood southeast of the Interstate 83 and Route 30 intersection will someday be smooshed to make way for something else. See wrecking ball.
Perhaps it was inevitable that the stranded neighborhood would wither. I-83 severed its connection with North York, and it’s surrounded by highway, businesses and the Codorus Creek.
Driving its uneven streets, the neighborhood is a bit like a village that time forgot. Roads that previously ran into North York dead end at the interstate. An uninviting walkway or drainage culvert or some such tunnels under the highway… .
One thinks of the time before the roadways when those houses were desirable, even country homes. They were proximate to York Safe & Lock, Blaw-Knox, AMF and other predecessors of Harley-Davidson. Its past no doubt was akin to the much-better preserved Windsor Park area, across the creek. See That’s Windsor Park, not Windsor …
One also wonders what possibly could go in there. That intersection already is congested, and the 7.2 acres is not big enough for anything major.
Whatever it will be, thousands of motorists will see it each day. Manchester Township must ensure that whatever is built represents York well.
Does anyone know any luminaries who lived there or stories about this area, in essence a ghost town in the middle of suburbia?
The neighborhood has been deteriorating for years offering passing motorists of dim view of the York area.