Senate Plaza implosion to clear way for development; ABC27 will air live

CAMP HILL, Pa. (WHTM) – A building implosion scheduled for Memorial Day weekend will clear the way for economic development in Cumberland County.

Workers will implode the Senate Plaza building in East Pennsboro Township on Saturday morning. The developers of the site said they plan to fill the space with restaurants, apartments, a hotel, and a Sheetz store.

The public is encouraged to watch the implosion from Chapel Hill United Church on Popular Church Road. Township officials said people who are interested in coming to the site should arrive no later than 7 a.m.

The implosion is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. ABC27 News will carry it live on the air and online.

(Credit: East Pennsboro Township)

Part of Erford Road and Poplar Church Road will be closed between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. Saturday. Senate Avenue and House Avenue will also be closed.

Township police said no commercial drones may be flown for the implosion without a waiver from the FAA, and no hobby drones may be flown without notifying the Capital City Airport and having permission to fly.

Even with permission and a waiver, no drones may be flown within 600 feet of the building.

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