City Highlights

City of Lancaster Highlights

Over $1.3 Billion

Privately led investment completed, under construction, or announced since 2015.

Christmas tree and buildings at Penn Square at night, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square

$177 million facility opened in June of 2009, bringing more than 200,000 people to the City annually.

Pennsylvania's 2nd Busiest and the Nation's 22nd Busiest Amtrak Station

Serving over 560,000 passengers annually.

Clipper Magazine Stadium

Enjoys 500,000 in annual attendance and is the home of the Lancaster Barnstormers.

Franklin & Marshall College

2,200 students with a continued campus expansion.

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

Professional arts college offering bachelor degrees and an extensive continuing education program for over 1,000 students.

The Ware Center at Millersville University

$30 million Downtown facility opened in 2010, housing special events, the arts and 1,200 students each week.

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

An expanding city anchor with over 3,600 employees, is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the nationally recognized medical research and testing institution.

Southern Market

Food Hall, Coworking, and Community Hub

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

PA’s #1 Technical College

Lancaster Bible College's Downtown Performing Arts Venue

The Trust Performing Arts Center, reintroduced this institution to its Lancaster City roots.

Uptown - 300 Block Queen Street Shops

Downtown Lancaster's most eclectic block with over 30 unique businesses including antiques, artisans, restaurants, vintage and clothing boutiques.

Fulton Theater

The nation's oldest continuously running performance theater with 150,000 in annual attendance and growing, just completing a $30 million expansion.

Central Market

Site of America's oldest continuously operating, municipally owned farmer's market, dating back to 1730.

Gallery Row

Three blocks with over 30 businesses including Downtown's largest concentration of galleries, arts institutions, and restaurants, including the Fulton Theater. The nation's oldest continuously running performance theater with 150,000 in annual attendance and growing, just completing a $30 million expansion.

Housing Highlights

Over 500 New Residential Units

Introduced over the last five years with an additional 1,500 planned. Most new rental products have waiting lists.

Strong Market Demand

Just over 100 of the 24,000 housing units in Lancaster City on the market for sale as of December 2021.

Strong Condo Market

With more than 80 units created since 2017.

Market Demand

Goal of 2000 new housing unites in the city by 2026. Fifteen percent affordable. Source: City of Lancaster Interim Housing Strategy 2021

Office Highlights

Expanding Headquarters Location

Companies representing over 1,100 new downtown employees locating in Lancaster City in 2019 alone.

Fulton Bank, Woodstream, Cargas Systems, and Lancaster Newspapers

Headquartered in Lancaster City. It also is the home of the County seat and Courthouse.

There is Room for Class A Space Growth within the City limits

Particularly Downtown, with a median space size of 4,796 square feet.

Hotel Highlights

Lancaster City Boasts Nearly 800 Hotel Rooms

Including a flagship Marriot and Holiday Inn, and several unique boutique hotels created in historic warehouse buildings.

Nearly 200 New Hotel Rooms

Added to Downtown in 2019, including Marriott and Holiday Inn expansions.

The Market Exists for an Additional 400 Rooms

Supporting the Lancaster County Convention Center as well as City institutions and the growing tourism market.

Retail Highlights

Over 160 Places to Shop

Including clothing boutiques, gifts, specialty shops, vintage, and rare antiques.

Downtown Lancaster is Home to Well Over 300

Merchants, services, restaurants, and cultural attractions on great retail corridors

Over 90 Culinary Choices

Including casual coffee houses, eclectic bars and pubs, and fine dining establishments.

Lancaster City Enjoys Almost 90 Art Venues

Most within the Heart of Downtown

Since January 2007, Lancaster City has Seen Over 200 Net New

eating, shopping, personal service, and cultural establishments. During that same period, Downtown Lancaster has also seen more than 80 existing retail/restaurant expansions and/or renovations.