The ‘80s and ‘90s were a time of many business changes in the borough and one last residential expansion. Richview Manor, part of which lies in Geistown and part in Richland, was developed, leaving almost no remaining land in the borough for new homes or businesses.
The 1980s and ‘90s saw the installation of the borough’s first traffic lights. After the Richland Mall was built in the ‘70s, traffic through Geistown increased dramatically, making the central intersection of Bedford, Nees, and Belmont extremely dangerous. Consequently, in the ‘80s, Geistown Borough Council petitioned PennDot for a traffic light, the first the borough had ever needed. Since the intersection is state-owned, right of ways were taken from all four corners in order to widen Bedford and Belmont with turning lanes. The result was that Ann’s Pizza, Lopresti’s Market, and Johnstown Bank and Trust all lost numerous parking spots.