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UGI Announces Prince Street, Lancaster Infrastructure Project

UGI Utilities, Inc. will begin a natural gas main replacement project in the City of Lancaster on Prince Street beginning the week of March 18. This project is part of the Company’s multi-year infrastructure betterment initiative and is also scheduled ahead of a scheduled paving project by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in 2020. The natural gas main replacement project will take place on Prince Street from Seymour Street to just beyond West James Street. The project will be broken into multiple phases and will extend into mid-2020 until it is completed

The project will also impact the following streets:
Hager Street, from Prince Street to Beaver Street;
• West Vine Street, from Prince Street to Beaver Street;
• West Lemon Street, from Prince Street to North Water Street.

UGI will work block-by-block on this project. Two crews will work on this project
simultaneously. One crew will begin at Seymour Street beginning the week of March 18.
The other crew will begin at Orange Street beginning the week of March 25.
Both crews will work north, with one exception. The crew beginning at Orange Street
will return south and work from King Street to Orange Street during the time that Fulton
Theater productions are on a late summer break, from late July to mid-September.
Construction on each block is expected to last approximately one-to-two months.
This project will also renew gas service lines to approximately 262 homes and
businesses.

During construction, blocks on affected streets will be restricted to one lane of traffic.
Parking also will be eliminated on those blocks during construction hours. Construction
hours in the work zone from Seymour Street to King Street will run from 8:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Construction hours in the work zone from King Street
to West James Street will run through the evening and night-time from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00
a.m., with service line work occurring from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“UGI recognizes area residents will be inconvenienced during this project. We will work
to complete construction in a timely manner,” Timothy Angstadt, vice president of
operations, said. “This project is part of UGI’s continuing commitment to provide safe
and reliable natural gas service to our customers and our communities. We appreciate the
community’s patience and understanding as we make this long-term system
improvement. We also thank officials from Lancaster for their cooperation and assistance
in the planning and execution of this project.”

UGI Utilities will spend more than $187.5 million in fiscal year 2019 to replace
approximately 64 miles of natural gas mains and complete a variety of system
enhancement projects.

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company that serves more than
700,000 customers. Additional information about UGI Utilities, Inc. is available on the
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Lancaster City Restaurant Week, March 4-10!

Mark your calendars for Lancaster City Restaurant Week – March 4-10, 2019.

There is a reason Lancaster City is becoming nationally known for the incredible lineup of restaurants making the community thrive with foodie favorites (Forbes named Lancaster a must-visit destination of 2019offMetro named it one of the Best Places To Visit On The East Coast in 2019).

Twice each year, in the early spring, and again in the fall, Lancaster City Restaurant Week serves as a showcase for the city’s increasingly extraordinary dining scene. With each annual city-wide collaboration there is an opportunity to dine well, and often, at a favorite spot, or discover new ones around town. It is a delicious week of great dining experiences, with the bonus of unique Restaurant Week deals adding value with each visit. During Lancaster City Restaurant Week plan your visits here!

Lancaster City Alliance is, once again, a proud sponsor of Lancaster City Restaurant Week.

The Lancaster City Alliance 2017-2018 Impact Report

Message from Our Board Chair and President

IT WAS A YEAR OF MANY ACCOLADES for the City. Forbes Coolest City to Visit, Kiplinger’s Great Place to Retire, Newsweek’s Best Places to Live, and a nod from the New York Times on the City’s unique ability to work together. Validation from the national media is a lot of fun, but the past year has indeed been full of real impacts. The following report demonstrates the work of the Lancaster City Alliance; however it is not our work alone. It is our responsibility to engage the community and work side by side with residents, businesses, local communities, education, non-profits, and government to ensure Lancaster is a clean, safe, and vibrant City for all. There is still much to be done, but we hope you will agree that our work in the past year has had a significant impact.
We thank you for your support of the Lancaster City Alliance, and in turn our partners, whose collaboration and expertise helps us realize success for the entire City and beyond.
To learn more, review the 2017-2018 Impact Report, discuss it, and share it with others.
–   Peter Barber, Board Chair
–   Marshall Snively, President

Downtown Dollars Make Great Holiday Gifts!

The Lancaster City Alliance want to make your shopping and gift giving easier.  Downtown Dollars are gift certificates available in $5 and $10 increments and are accepted at over 100 Lancaster City merchants, including Central Market, galleries, restaurants and shops.

You can purchase Downtown Dollars in two locations.

  1. Downtown Dollars can be purchased online or picked up at the Lancaster Visitors Center at 38 Penn Square.
  2. Or call the Lancaster City Alliance at 717.394.0783 to make your purchase. The Lancaster City Alliance accepts cash or check.

Please click here for a list of participating merchants.

Merchants interested in participating in the program should contact the Lancaster City Alliance at info@teamlanc.org.

Shop Late In Lancaster City!

Come ‘Shop Late’ in Lancaster City on Thursday, December 13!
Whether it’s last minute holiday shopping or a much-needed night on the town,
Lancaster Shops Late is the perfect excuse to explore what Lancaster City has to offer! Home to over 200 eclectic, local shops, businesses, and restaurants, Lancaster City has something special for everyone on your list! Nearly 50 merchants will stay open late (9 pm or later) to encourage shoppers to do their holiday shopping in Lancaster City. There will be roaming entertainment, warm treats, and plenty of holiday cheer! Come #shopsmall and #dinelocal in Lancaster City!

Please note street parking is free after 6 pm as meters are no longer enforced.
This event is in partnership with the Downtown Investment District, Visit Lancaster City
and LSJ Studios.
*If your business/gallery/restaurant, etc. would like to participate,
please email Wyatt Behringer

#GiveEXTRA during the Extraordinary Give on November 16!

Did you know that Lancaster City Alliance is a non-profit organization? We are funded by the community we serve. Donations primarily go toward public safety, community development, and economic development initiatives for the City ensuring Lancaster is a clean, safe, and vibrant City for all.
We hope that you will consider supporting the mission of the Lancaster City Alliance during the #ExtraordinaryGive on Friday, November 16 at http://bit.ly/ExtraGiveLCA

The Neighborhood Connectors

The diverse neighborhoods of the City of Lancaster are unifying and organizing to improve the quality of life for their communities. They are forming committees, hosting block parties, cleaning up streets, planning public art initiatives, and communicating with neighbors to work together towards common goals. Each of these neighborhood groups have individuals who serve as connectors in their communities. Lancaster City Alliance is proud to shine a spotlight on them here.

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