The Cherry Orchard Planned Community is a mixed-use development with a premiere location on Linglestown Road (PA-39) in Susquehanna Township.

A fully signalized intersection controls access to the site. It is located across from the Giant Food Superstore at Blue Mountain Commons.

Available: Pad-ready Commercial Lot on Linglestown Road

Unit 101 is now available for lease, sale, or build-to-suit. It is the only remaining pad site still available in the development.

Unit 101 is ideal for construction of a new building up to 4,500 square feet. A wide variety of uses are permitted, including offices, banks and financial institutions, and medical practices. Drive-thrus are permitted.

All entitlements have been secured and site construction is complete, including parking, public utilities, and stormwater management facilities.

The lot is offered for lease, sale, or build-to-suit.

About the Project

The Cherry Orchard Planned Community is named after the rows of cherry trees planted all along the perimeter. It was established as a planned community to permit business tenants to become unit owners.

Vartan Group, Inc. developed the site in 2016. Best practices included:

  • Infill development along an established corridor with all utilities available onsite.
  • Mixed-use land planning.
  • Signal modernization at the intersection of Linglestown Road and Cherry Orchard Drive and accessible crosswalk connections.
  • Walkways at the site perimeter for future connectivity with neighboring developments.
  • Minimizing site disturbance, identifying and preserving ecologically sensitive areas.
  • Shared site infrastructure such as parking, public utility services, stormwater management, and site services in-common.
  • Outreach and cooperation with neighboring developments.

The site includes the following occupants:

  • Cherry Orchard Place – A Senior Living Community is a 49-unit apartment complex specially designed for adults 62+ and those with disabilities. The building was designed to Passive House (PHIUS) guidelines to achieve high energy efficiency, increase indoor air quality, and offer safety and comfort for resident in extreme weather conditions. Its highly walkable location provides residents with convenient access to everyday needs.
  • Little Learners’ Child Development Center is an educationally-based child development center offering child care, kindergarten, and other educational services to children starting at age 6 weeks.
  • UPMC Urgent Care Harrisburg provides medical care to patients of all ages with minor illnesses and injuries.
  • Dental Care of Harrisburg provides a variety of oral health services.
Additional Information

The traffic volume on Linglestown Road is 20,000+ AADT. An existing CAT public transit route serves this corridor. All public utilities are available onsite via existing infrastructure. The development is located outside the 500-year flood plain.

 Demographics 1 Mile 3 Mile 5 Mile
Population 6,911 33,463 126,151
Avg. Household Income $104,355 $92,990 $69,934


Vartan Group, Inc. is the master developer. The site/civil engineer is K&W Engineers & Consultants.


  • Municipality: Susquehanna Township (Dauphin County, PA)
  • Zoning: BOR – Business-Office-Residential
  • Area: ±8 acres
  • Offered For: Lease, sale, or build-to-suit
  • Availabilities: Unit 101 – pad-ready commercial lot, ideal for up to 4,500 SF
  • Parking: Surface lot with 100 spaces
  • Public Transportation: CAT Route 39 service