About Franklin Center:
Franklin Center is located in the heart of downtown Johnstown, the prime service and banking site for the community. The property consists of a four-story, 118,625-square-foot (gross) masonry and steel commercial office and parking structure containing 62,064 square feet of net-rentable office area (70,739 square feet gross), a 13,260-square-foot lower level (which includes a community room and multiple storage rooms) and a 34,840-square-foot parking garage. The building was well constructed and has been very well maintained.
Features include "state-of-the-art" communications, heating and air conditioning, a Carlisle roofing system, and two large multi-story inner atriums which provide ample light both inside and outside the leased areas. Tenants are able to enter the building at any time, as Proxy Card entry and cameras connected to a DVR provide a secure environment for tenants. Four elevators provide ease in vertical transportation. The property is situated on 34,000 square feet of land located at 225-227 Franklin Street at Vine Street in downtown Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania.
Franklin Center is ideally situated in the center of Johnstown�s business district at the most prominent corner of the city. A unique combination of a banking facility, office building and parking garage, the complex is located adjacent to Ameriserv Financial headquarters, the Pasquerilla Building and First Commonwealth Bank, and is within walking distance of the Holiday Inn, the Pasquerilla Conference Center, the Technology Park, and the War Memorial Arena. Franklin Center is home to the recently renovated Northwest Savings Bank offices and other respected financial, legal, defense contractors, medical, and professional companies.
The area continues the process of evolving from a one-industry steel city to a more diversified economy. Major employers include Conemaugh Hospital, Pennsylvania Electric Company, Federal, State and County Government, Ameriserv Financial, the National Drug Intelligence Center, First National Bank, and a plethora of defense contractors. The City of Johnstown offers a variety of educational and recreational pursuits and has a high-quality high school system. The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown offers four-year programs in engineering, business and education.
Year-round and recreational activities include excellent golf, boating, tennis, and numerous theatre performances. The nearby Laurel Highlands provide opportunities for snow-skiing at Seven Springs, Hidden Valley, and Blue Knob, as well as hunting, fishing, canoeing and camping.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate Routes 70 and 76) serves as the main east/west artery for the state and is within thirty minutes of Johnstown. Nearby Route I-19 serves as the main north/south connector artery for the area and Route 56 is easily visible and has two off-ramps within one mile of the property. Route 22, another East-West connector, continues to be improved. The Johnstown/Cambria County Airport provides scheduled commuter service to most major population centers in the East via frequent connections to Pittsburgh's international airport, and has limited non-stop flights connecting into Pittsburgh and Washington Dulles daily. Conrail and Amtrack provide a wide variety of rail transport mainline services.
The building provides identification with newly installed up-lighting on Franklin Street.