Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects has been commissioned for design/planning work for the property at 45 West Market Street, the former Griffith-Smith menswear store.

Mashugana, LLC, who has executed an option to purchase the vacant and condemned building from the York City Redevelopment Authority, brought Murphy & Dittenhafer on board for architectural/engineering/site planning services to tear down the two-story rear portion, extend the existing parking capacity, and renovate the three-story, 6,914-square foot main section of the property.

Mashugana is in the process of securing a tenant for the building, but the entity envisions a street level restaurant that would add to the growing list of dining and retail amenities in downtown York.

Planning is underway for this West Market Street redevelopment project. Construction bids are being reviewed and a contractor will be selected in the near future, with an anticipated construction start in August or September.

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