PHOENIXVILLE - The Delta Organization and Phoenix Property Group (PPG) are preparing a move to a new home at Bridge and Main streets on former steel site ground destined for development at the French Creek Center.
PPG Representative John MacPhee said that 12 employees will move from the company's current headquarters at Trinity Corporate Center on Swedesford Road in Malvern by June 28.
Five brand new leased trailers of 4,000 square feet will house the company until the proposed Gateway Building at Starr and Bridge streets is built. MacPhee expects construction to last seven to eight months following ground breaking.
The company will occupy an 8,800 square foot space on the fourth floor of the Gateway Building.
"We are demonstrating not only our commitment to French Creek but to Phoenixville and I'm delighted to coming to Phoenixville and wish it was permanent," said MacPhee on Friday. "We will become a fabric of the downtown."
The Delta Organization will lose it's Malvern lease of 5,500 square feet of office space on June 30 to make way for Seaman's Corporation which will then lease the entire building.
MacPhee said that borough approval and a permit for the office space was given initially for six months with additional approvals of two to three month time periods.
"We basically have twelve months to get into the Gateway Building," said MacPhee.
Getting the trailers to the site blocked Dayton Street for four hours on Wednesday afternoon. MacPhee said that a permits for oversized loads issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) had routed the trailers across the Gay Street Bridge.
Phoenixville Police turned the wide load trailers around and on Thursday the caravan arrived on via Routes 113, 29, 422, 100, 724 and after several Bridge Street intersections were closed from noon to 1:30 p.m.
MacPhee said that Delta/PPG received a much anticipated 18 page letter from Chester County officials this week which discusses finances and grants associated with the proposed French Creek Center.
"We're wading through the document and will be working with the county," said MacPhee.
PPG owns the 123 acre former steel site located in the heart of the downtown. A Pennrose Properties, Inc., 70- unit senior housing center and 152 S & S townhomes are under construction.
PPG hopes to add office, retail and luxury apartments to the area along the French Creek.