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Take the Residential Permit Parking Survey By May 31, 2024

A quick reminder that the City of Lancaster is currently studying the Residential Permit Parking (RPP) Program. Study findings and feedback from residents, business owners, and contractors will be used to update the RPP program. Our goal is to improve parking access. This is an important issue that impacts people throughout the City. Please take the survey by May 31: https://engage.cityoflancasterpa.gov/en/projects/residential-permit-parking-1



Lancaster Rainbow Façade Coming to Life

March 27, 2024–More behind the scenes shots of the Lancaster Rainbow façade coming to life. The hundreds of cubical tubes were powder coated in Ephrata by Barker’s Coating Solutions. The façade colors focus on red tones, reminiscent of the ubiquitous red brick throughout Lancaster.  



Behind the Scenes of the New Lancaster Rainbow Facade Installation

March 13, 2024–Some behind the scenes shots of the façade installation coming to the Christian Street Garage! The 450+ aluminum tubes were fabricated in Elizabethtown by Quality Metal Works. Soon their craftsmanship will be on display in Ewell Plaza.                                                                                                        



New Lancaster Rainbow Facade Installation

March 1, 2024 Exciting news! The ‘New Lancaster Rainbow’ façade installation begins this week on the Christian Street Parking Garage. Made up of 450+ aluminum tubes, it’s set to bring a vibrant backdrop to the Ewell Plaza. Designed by R&R Studios and crafted locally, we are thrilled to see this final piece of the Parking Authority’s development in Ewell Plaza come to life for all to enjoy. The façade was fabricated in Elizabethtown by Quality Metal Works, powder coated in Ephrata by Barker’s Coating Solutions, and Benchmark Construction will manage the installation that will take approximately two months. Stay tuned to watch the piece take shape!





Parking in Lancaster City

There have been recent questions asked about how payment is made on the streets in Lancaster city. The “old fashioned” meters were 50 years old, and parts and service are nearly obsolete. In anticipation of this issue, over 10 years ago, we incorporated on-street multi-space kiosks (with the additional benefit of cleaning up the Streetscape) and a new technology at the time, pay by phone. More recently, most of the old meters were eliminated (except on Market Street between the Post Office and County Building) but making sure there is nearly one kiosk per block within the Downtown Investment District (DID), with only a few exceptions, so that someone can […]









“First Car Parked” Ceremony at the new Christian Street Parking Garage!

LANCASTER, PA — The Christian Street Parking Garage, spearheading the future home of the Lancaster Public Library and 4,500 square feet of new retail space is opening to the public May 16, 2022. The garage was “christened” during a ceremony on Monday, April 25th with over 100 local and state leaders in attendance. The nine story, 359-space parking garage, located at 151 North Queen Street, will continue to fill a need in the downtown core. Even during Covid-19, demand for parking was strong, with wait lists at most of the authority garages.  The new garage will also serve direct access from the garage to tenants of the 101 NQ building, current […]



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