Downtown Investment District

The Lancaster Downtown Investment District is located in the heart of Lancaster City. Property owners in the DID pay for the services and amenities that help to support a vibrant downtown.

Since its creation in 1992, the DID has undergone two boundary expansions at the request of property owners and seen enormous growth as a result of the valuable services it provides. The DID has an executive director and an 11-member Board of Directors consisting of City residents, business owners, and stakeholders. The Lancaster City Alliance manages the Downtown Investment District.

At Your Service

The red shirt ambassadors and blue shirt clean team patrol the Downtown Investment District seven days a week from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. They keep the district clean and help to maintain a high quality of life.

The DID also sponsors an abundance of beautiful street trees and helps to sponsor and organize events like Lancaster Shops Late, Indie Retail Week, and Restaurant Week, to help support a vibrant city center.

Annual Services, on Average, Provided in the DID

3,000 Miles a Year

Ambassador Bicycle Miles

Over 1,000 Hours

Sidewalk Sweeping

6,000 Hours

of Ambassador Foot Patrols

231 Times

Delivery of Information to Merchants

Over 850

Directions Given to Visitors

Over 2,000

Business Contacts

Over 10,000

Resident Contacts

42 Tons

Trash Collected

13 Tons

Leave Collected

35 Trike Hours

of Pressure Washer

Over 600

Graffiti Posters and Stickers Removed

730 Trash Cans

Monitored and Cleaned

Over 540

Tree Wells Maintained

15,000 Lbs

of Mulching

200 Reports

of City Maintenance Issues

200 Excessive Trash

on Property

175 Curb Cuts

Snow Removal

500 Lbs

Ice Melt

DID Board Meeting Minutes

  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017