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Lancaster City Alliance is a non-profit that cultivates partnerships with business, local communities, the arts, education, non-profits, and government to ensure Lancaster is a clean, safe, and vibrant City for all.
  • "When Voodoo Brewery was exploring opening a location outside of Western PA, Lancaster City Alliance convinced us that Lancaster has the vibrancy we were looking for and the type of environment where we would thrive."
    - Andrew Volanski, Manager, Voodoo Brewery Lancaster

  • Dreya Moore, Creative Director, The Artist Studio and Gallery at Annex 24

    "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

  • Henrietta Heisler, owner of Henrietta Heisler Interiors Inc.

    "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

DID RENEWAL DRAFT PLAN NOW AVAILABLE

The DID’s current operating plan expires on April 30, 2015. Since last fall, the DID’s Board of Directors and a special volunteer Task Force have been working to shape a new plan that would take effect on May 1, 2015. A key charge from the current plan was investigating the expansion of the District to encompass a growing Downtown.In general, the current DID boundaries include the area from Vine Street toLemon Street and from the east side of Water Street to Lime Street. After much consideration and through community outreach, the proposed boundaries for the new plan include the addition of the properties on the west side of S. Prince Street from King Street to Mifflin Street and all of the properties bordering the west side of Water Street from Mifflin Street to Lemon Street.

Other plan highlights include:

• Life of the Plan: 4 years (May 1, 2015 – April 30, 2019)

• Millage Rate: 2.45 mils throughout(no change or increase from current rate over the life of the plan)

• Initial Focus: Clean and Safe services (now expanded due to new vendor contract) and increased marketing

• Areas of Assessment During the Plan:

– The completion of the Economic Development plan and what that can mean for the DID

– CRIZ effect on the DID

– County reassessment for 2017

• Areas of Opportunities to Explore:

– Reinvesting increased revenues into physical improvements within the boundaries of the DID

– Strengthening the DID brand

• Budget: Maintaining a financially strong District with a conservative budget.

A copy of the draft plan can be found at www.LancasterCityAlliance.org by clicking on “Lancaster DID” on the home page. If you do not have access to a computer or would prefer a hard copy, please contact our offices at 717-394-0783 to request the plan. An informational meeting will be held in City Council Chambers (100 S. Queen Street) on July 15 from 6 – 7 pm to review the draft plan and answer questions.This meeting is open to the public so please feel free to attend.

 

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