Zoning change expands prospects for Scotland School landowners

The Franklin County Area Development Corporation said on Tuesday that the property owners of the vacated Scotland School for Veterans' Children are now free to use the buildings and land for commercial, as well as residential, functions, thanks to a zoning change.

Winebrenner Theological Seminary transferred the land to Scotland Campus, Inc., so that its development would be in local hands. Both Scotland Campus and Winebrenner are members of the Churches of God General Conference. The Ohio-based group also will lease space on the property to expand its services.

Scotland Campus CEO and President David Newell said his company will pursue the development of educational and community opportunities. The campus may be used to teach courses for nearby Shippensburg University and may host international students. Greene Township supervisors approved the change in zoning late last year.

"We have several areas in which collaborative arrangements will benefit not only the campus, but the community as well," Newell said. "Prior to the zoning change, we were not free to pursue them. We have been working closely with Shippensburg University to provide the college level courses. Once again, there is interest in serving veterans on the campus."

The company said that while space is open to the public, businesses require approval and must be acceptable in a student community.

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