Editor’s Note: You’re reading a February 2011 article. The latest news (April 2011) on Costco’s construction in Limerick PA can be found here.
NEITHER SNOW NOR RAIN NOR SLEET – Or, for that matter, any other inclement weather has slowed site preparations on Evergreen and West Lightcap roads in Limerick (PA) Township, next to the Sanatoga interchange of U.S. Route 422, for construction of a new Costco Warehouse Store in the Gateway At Sanatoga shopping center project. Construction crews (above) were busy working Tuesday (Feb. 15, 2011) at the site, just as they have been through the fierce winter storms and bitter cold of recent weeks.
Dump trucks and other heavy equipment (above) continue to move mountains of soil, clay and rocky fill to create a level surface from which Costco and its companion stores will rise. Current Gateway plans call for a total project of 412,000 square feet covering portions of both sides of West Lightcap, and including six restaurants, two banks, a cinema, a hotel, and 170,000 square feet of retailing. Much of this month’s work has involved installation (below) of underground utilities and infrastructure. The project is being developed by O’Neil Properties Group of King of Prussia PA; Costco says it still plans for a Spring 2011 opening.
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Photos for The Post by Aimee M. Herbert, Aimee Marie Photography