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    - Andrew Volanski, Manager, Voodoo Brewery Lancaster

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    "As co-owner of The Artist Studio and Gallery at Annex 24, I appreciate how the Lancaster City Alliance works with merchants to troubleshoot issues facing the local business community."
    - Dreya Moore, Creative Director, The Artist Studio and Gallery at Annex 24

  • Miriam Ortega-Brown, city resident and co-chair of West Lancaster Jewels Neighborhood Committee

    "The West Lancaster Jewels Neighborhood Group has benefited so much from the efforts of Lancaster City Alliance. Thanks to their efforts we can proudly say that West Lancaster Jewels is “Love Where We Live,” as we have some of the most blocks adopted in the City of Lancaster.”
    - Miriam Ortega-Brown, city resident and co-chair of West Lancaster Jewels Neighborhood Committee

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    "The Lancaster City Alliance is a ground-breaker in promoting small, local businesses making our city vibrant and safe. They are visionaries, promoters, and connectors."
    - Henrietta Heisler, owner of Henrietta Heisler Interiors Inc.

  • Timbrel Chyatee, Founder and Designer, Lush Bazaar

    "The Lancaster City Alliance team worked with me to find the perfect location for my store and helped to promote the launch of my new enterprise."
    - Timbrel Chyatee, Founder and Designer, Lush Bazaar

Building On Strength – New Housing Coming to Lancaster, but Despite the Strong Market, Challenges Remain – Especially to Create Mixed-Income Communities

New Housing Coming to Lancaster, but Despite the Strong Market, Challenges Remain – Especially to Create Mixed-Income Communities

Conestoga Townhouse Site
The ground on Chesapeake Street is nearly ready for the new, affordable townhomes.

In 2019, Lancaster City was able to celebrate nearly 200 new, market-rate or affordable housing units being built in the City. Three major development projects are behind the jump in numbers. They include SACA Development Corporation’s affordable Conestoga North townhomes on Chesapeake Street, the Stadium Row Apartments adjacent to Clipper Magazine Stadium, condominiums Downtown at 101NQ, and LongCrest, an affordable Presbyterian Senior Living community on W. Walnut Street. These projects, plus additional anticipated projects in the planning stages, put the City at 27 percent of the Building On Strength goal of 2,500 new residential units by 2030.

“A safe and affordable place for a family or individual to reside in the City is reason to celebrate and we are pleased that 2019 brought these opportunities,” said Dana Hanchin, President and CEO of HDC MidAtlantic. “However, there is still a great need in our community for more residential opportunities at an affordable price,” she noted.

Organizations including HDC MidAtlantic, Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County, SACA Development, Community Basics, business leaders, government, and many others are coming together to intentionally address housing affordability in our community. There are no simple solutions, but everyone is looking for opportunities in 2020 to add to the City’s inventory of affordable or market-rate homes.