Demolition began this week on the old Seneca Health building and surrounding structures in downtown Lewisburg.
Located on the corner of Foster and Church streets, the dilapidated building has been vacant for over a decade.
The property is owned by Boxell Solutions, who also owns the old True Value building on Court Street, and is the company behind the transformation of downtown Lewisburg’s Stratton Alley.
The old True Value property was dotted with several outbuildings, and crews demolished those this week, as well. The True Value building will not be demolished; Boxell Solutions plans to convert the upstairs into apartments and the downstairs into retail space.
The site of the old Seneca Health building will soon be home to condominiums, and the remaining lot will be utilized for free, municipal parking, something the downtown area is in need of.
Boxell has partnered with the James F.B. Peyton Fund to finance the public parking lot. According to Angus Peyton, who oversees the James F.B. Peyton Fund, the lot will include 10 electric vehicle charging stations in addition to general parking spaces.