B-A school board gives OK for KOEZ

A 434-acre parcel of land near the Pinecroft interchange may soon by tax-free for developers if the county commissioners and Antis Township Supervisors agree to add a 434-acre parcel of land to Pennsylvania’s Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zone program.
On Tuesday, one of the three entities that must agree to the expansion, the Bellwood-Antis School Board of Directors, voted unanimously 6-0 to include the land.
“It’s a big step in bringing development to the district,” said B-A Superintendant Rodney Kuhns during an interview with The Daily Herald yesterday. “We need to be competitive.”
But the deal isn’t done yet. Blair County Commissioners need to visit the idea and are expected to pass a similar resolution today. Antis supervisors are expected to take action during a special meeting Friday.
The land is owned by St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.