Pennsylvania Game Commission Northwest Region Director Keith E. Harbaugh today announced the temporary relocation of the agency's Northwest Region Office. Harbaugh said "Plans are to relocate the Region office to a site approximately one half mile north of its current location on Route 8.
The relocation will be in effect for approximately twelve to sixteen months, while the old region office is demolished and a new facility is built on site.
Harbaugh said "Some may question the prudence in building a new facility. The truth is that the current office was built in the 1960's and it does not meet our needs for space or efficiency. We had engineers look at remolding and expanding the current facility to meet our current and future needs. The engineers came back with a solid recommendation to raze the building and erect a new facility. As responsible stewards we did not enter into this venture lightly, but we do believe that this is a wise use of the Growing Greener Bond initiative and will address a serious infrastructure need".
The official date for the move was Sept. 8, 2010. The temporary facility is located at 1415 Pittsburgh Road., Franklin, PA 16323. The mailing address and phones will remain unchanged at P.O. Box 31 Franklin, PA 16323, (814) 432-3187.