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May is National Bike Month!

Happy Bike Month Lancaster! We’re celebrating with Lighten Up Lancaster County Coalition and a new resource – the Get Started Guide to Bicycling Guide!
This guide, written by Jason Ingargiola of Trek Bicycle Store Lancater, will help you get started with bicycling, even if you haven’t ridden since you were a kid. You’ll learn:
• How to start slow and get in shape the smart way.
• What’s the right bike? Learn where to shop and how to choose.
• Basic bicycle safety is simple – just learn your ABCs.
• Tips, resources, and groups to keep you rolling!
Enjoy safe, friendly biking in the City of Lancaster!


Mayor’s Neighborhood Week is a celebration of Lancaster’s most important and vibrant asset: its neighborhoods! The week of April 30 will be filled to the brim with events that celebrate our neighborhoods and inform their leaders.

Neighborhood Meeting schedule

All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.

  • Monday: Southeast | King Elementary School, 466 Rockland St.
  • Tuesday: Northeast | Ross Elementary School, 840 N. Queen St.
  • Wednesday: Southwest | Price Elementary School, 615 Fairview Ave.
  • Thursday: Northwest | Fulton Elementary School, 225 W. Orange St.

Read on for more information about the week here.

Urban Land Institute Hosts Real Estate Trends Event at Lancaster County Convention Center

Urban Land InstituteULI Philadelphia will be holding their 5th Annual Midyear Capital Markets Update and Real Estate Trends: Retelling Retail on Thursday, April 12th at the Lancaster County Convention Center. As the state of retail continues to evolve, please join us for a discussion on current trends and the future of retail. From Downtowns to Boroughs – from new “lifestyle” centers to the re-invention of older centers; retail continues to grow in our region. Why?
Panel Moderator – Marshall Snively, President of the Lancaster City Alliance and Executive Director of the Downtown Investment District.

Request for Expressions of Interest

The City of Lancaster is inviting development teams with experience in urban mixed-use real estate development to submit an expression of interest and qualifications for the redevelopment of a property located in what is commonly referred to as Lancaster Square, and for the Southern Market Building Redevelopment.

Full details on Lancaster Square East Annex Property proposal are available here. Responses Due: May 4, 2018
Full details on the Southern Market Redevelopment proposal are available here.
Responses Due: June 1, 2018

Join the Lancaster City Alliance Team!

The Lancaster City Alliance has an opening for the position of Team Coordinator. The link will take you to the Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health job board because the hospital provides human resource services to Lancaster City Alliance. However, candidates should be aware that they are applying for a position to work for the Lancaster City Alliance. Please click here to apply.

Announcing Hearts For Lancaster!

It’s that time! The Lancaster Penn Square Rotary Club “Hearts  For Lancaster” campaign has begun, and you can have a personalized expression of your ♥ placed on a lamppost in Downtown Lancaster! The 2017 Hearts For Lancaster campaign proceeds went to two new bikes, and radio systems for the Lancaster City Alliance​ Ambassadors! Make sure you “have A Heart” this year. Deadline for ordering is Sunday, February 4th!

Proceeds sustain all community projects, grants, and gifts sponsored by Lancaster Penn Square Rotary Club​! Order your ♥ Expression today here.

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