The first bike ambassadors for Lancaster’s Southwest neighborhood were off and pedaling Thursday, marking the start of long-planned improvements to that quadrant of the city.
“The No. 1 concern from residents is safety and security,” said Jim Shultz, director of neighborhood enhancement for the Southwest revitalization efforts, now officially named SoWe.
The three-person team of bike ambassadors will be an extra “set of eyes on the street,” said Shultz who is also the program development director for the Lancaster Housing and Opportunity Partnership.
“Conversations with the (city) police department show criminal mischief and graffiti are down and quality of life issues are improved in areas where the bike ambassadors patrol,” said Dave Aichele, director of Clean & Safe Services for the Lancaster City Alliance, which is a partner with the SoWe initiative. Read the full story here.
RRTA’s Queen Street Station will be closed for construction starting Monday, July 24, 2017 and will remain closed for a minimum of three months. During construction, Queen Street Station will not allow buses in the transit park for boarding or deboarding of passengers.
The Information Center at Queen Street Station will remain open during normal business hours throughout construction for RRTA passengers to wait and purchase passes. Weekday hours are from 8 AM to 5:30 PM and Weekends are from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. The alternate RRTA bus stops can be found here.
Construction activity beginning May 1st on first block of East King Street, two travel lanes maintained on King with minimal parking restrictions.
Beginning Monday May 8th, demolition of three properties will occur on East King Street adjacent to the Marriott Hotel, in advance of the hotel expansion at Penn Square. Demolition and site preparations are expected to last up to 4 weeks.
Prior to demolition and beginning May 1st, the two travel lanes will be shifted left (north) to accommodate two lanes of travel while providing a safe working zone buffer for the demolition activity. Parking will be eliminated between Queen and Christian Streets to facilitate this shift. This shift will remain in place until the new tower is completed in 2018.
Questions or concerns should be directed to Matt Metzler (717) 291-4777 or email@example.com.
Our fourth Cultivate Lancaster Entrepreneurs Forum will return on Thursday, April 27th, to the historic Southern Market Center!
Join us for another chance to present your big idea to a community of thinkers just like you! Presented by the Lancaster City Alliance, Assets and Pubforge, Cultivate Lancaster is a free workshop for budding entrepreneurs to connect with influential thinkers and doers and learn about the many resources and small business support services that are available in the community. We hope to see you there!
Register at www.cultivatelancaster.com
Join the Lancaster Chamber, Economic Development Company of Lancaster County/EDC Finance, Leadership Lancaster, Lancaster City Alliance and Central Penn Business Group on Health for an inside look at our new headquarters at 115 East King Street and check out how we are helping people thrive, businesses excel and our community prosper.
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Lancaster City Alliance is on the move! Our 354 N. Prince St. office will be closing on Friday, March 17th and reopening in the new home for the Lancaster Chamber for Commerce & Industry, and its partners, at 115 East King. The move will begin early Friday morning and we expect to be back in touch via phone, and email by Monday, March 20th. Our new physical address will be: 115 E. King St., Lancaster, PA 17602. Our email addresses and phone number remain the same.