Downtown Lancaster Development - News & Updates
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September 13, 2010 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #83414
Interesting proposal… my gut feeling says “bad idea” but I haven’t seen the full details of the plan. It just seems like the opposite direction that most cities are headed right now…
Downtown Lancaster might go one-way
Monday, September 13, 2010
BY MARY BETH LANE
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
LANCASTER, Ohio – City leaders and downtown property owners are reviewing a proposal to create more parking in the downtown business district by making four blocks one-way to accommodate head-in parking.
Head-in parking rather than the current parallel parking would double the spaces available to about 200, said Jim Huber, a downtown developer who drew up a plan that he presented recently to other business owners and Mayor David S. Smith.September 13, 2010 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm #403553
Theres like 30,000 people that live in that area, I dont think one way streets are necessary for a low city populationFebruary 12, 2011 9:59 pm at 9:59 pm #403554
Survey: More parking, better nightlife for downtown Lancaster
Feb. 11, 2011
An enhanced nightlife, better parking and a reduction in truck traffic are the top changes needed in Lancaster’s downtown, according to a Web survey conducted by Main Street Lancaster.
“This is nothing new,” said David Uhl, executive director of Main Street Lancaster. “We confirmed a lot of what we already know.”March 13, 2012 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm #403555
Downtown Lancaster Gets New Development Plan
By: CANDICE LEE | NBC4
Published: March 13, 2012
The City of Lancaster has struggled to find a solution to fix downtown. Leaders have asked for the input of focus groups to come up with a plan. Now a new “starter” plan has been put forth for consideration.
READ MORE: http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2012/mar/13/downtown-lancaster-gets-new-development-plan-ar-963160/March 25, 2012 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm #403556
Lancaster Unveils New Downtown Redevelopment Plan
Downtown Lancaster Ohio is a walkable neighborhood that is home to dozens of shops, restaurants, museums and parks. And civic leaders want to see more. A new long-term revitalization plan was unveiled earlier this month that calls for new retail tenants, cultural amenities and other infill development. We recently spoke with David Uhl, Executive Director of Destination Downtown Lancaster and President of the Downtown Lancaster Special Improvement District, to find out more:
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/lancaster-unveils-new-downtown-redevelopment-planApril 24, 2012 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #403557
Lancaster Glass site is top option for arts center backers
6:00 AM, Apr. 22, 2012
The Eagle-Gazette Staff
LANCASTER — The man behind the drive to build a downtown performing arts center has one location in mind: the former Lancaster Glass site at Main Street and Memorial Drive. “It’s a great site and the entrance to downtown,” Olde Towne Centre owner Jim Huber said Friday. “It’s just a matter of pulling it off.” This past week, Wagenbrenner Development partner Joe Williams said his company would be open to selling the site for a Lancaster Performing Arts and Conference Center. Wagenbrenner wants to build the Lancaster Gateway retail and office complex there and is doing environmental cleanup now.
May 12, 2012 2:05 pm at 2:05 pm #403558
Lancaster looking to attract additional small businesses
REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT — BY MELANIE MCINTYRE ON APRIL 23, 2012
As home to Anchor Hocking Co., Lancaster has long been identified as a manufacturing community. Recently, though, the city has begun touting its small business friendliness. Lancaster officials are quick to list the city’s skilled workforce, proximity to several universities and colleges (and the fresh talent they offer), and its location (30 minutes southeast of Columbus) and direct access to Route 33 and nearby interstates 70 and 71 as compelling reasons business owners should consider locating there.
READ MORE: http://www.themetropreneur.com/columbus/lancaster-attract-additional-small-businesses/June 16, 2013 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #403559
Downtown Lancaster’s resurgence perks up
Jun. 16, 2013
Written by Jeff Barron
The Eagle-Gazette Staff
LANCASTER — Are coffee shops the key to getting downtown business percolating? Some people think so, as several are either open or plan to open soon. Also, some property owners are renovating downtown buildings, which could help the downtown economy.
READ MORE: http://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/article/20130615/NEWS01/306160003/Downtown-Lancaster-s-resurgence-perks-up
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