Adams County Industrial Development Authority (ACIDA)

The Adams County Industrial Development Authority was created in 1998 by act of the Commissioners of Adams County, and capitalized by the Adams County Economic Development Corporation. The Authority is the leading agency authorized under Pennsylvania law to submit financing applications on behalf of business entities. Manufacturing firms, 501(c)(3) organizations and Federally defined exempt facilities qualify for the tax-exempt financing program. All projects must qualify under federal tax laws and pass bond counsel approval.

The intent of the organization is the creation of employment opportunities and expansion of the Adams County tax base, through tax-exempt and taxable bond financing tools, as well as, spurring redevelopment opportunities.

In 2013, through a partnership with the County of Adams, the ACIDA began a redevelopment project located in downtown Gettysburg, adjacent to the Lincoln Train Station. This property, formerly known as the REDDI Project, is currently recognized as the Gettysburg Station Project. The property is situated directly behind the Gettysburg Transit Center located on Carlisle Street and borders North Stratton Street. Demolition and remediation of the site is complete. The ultimate goal of the redevelopment project, working in tandem with the Adams County Office of Planning & Development, is to make the site "pad ready" for future development to occur. This redevelopment partnership will create new jobs for our community, revive an important area of Gettysburg's downtown, as well as increased tax base for the Borough of Gettysburg.

 

STRATTON STREET DEVELOPMENT SITE- AFTER DEMOLITION (Jan. 2014)

Smaller Stratton Street demo