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Here’s what the Lancaster parking study says about downtown

On a typical weekday, a little under two-thirds of Lancaster’s downtown off-street parking is occupied, according to Michael Connor of consulting firm Kimley-Horn. That, he said, is the “baseline condition” his team found when it counted cars in October as part of its parking study. But add in the demand from development projects that are coming online and from big events at the Lancaster County Convention Center, and the city’s inventory of parking begins to look much tighter. Read more.

















Farm to sidewalk: Lancaster vertical greenhouse hopes to build on Wyoming model

By Shelby White September 28, 2018 at 3:00 AM Central Pennsylvania Business Journal Corey Fogarty envisioned vegetable gardens growing atop parking garages operated by the Lancaster Parking Authority. When Fogarty pitched his idea in 2016, the authority liked it but told him it needed the space for cars. By 2017, Fogarty, board president of the Lancaster Urban Farming Initiative, had a new idea: a vertical greenhouse, one that rises up rather than spreading out. It was suggested to him by former Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray, who had seen a picture of one in Wyoming. Gray asked Fogarty if he could build something similar in Lancaster, Fogarty said. “I said, ‘Yeah, […]



Vertical greenhouse plans move forward

Plans are moving forward to build a greenhouse on a Lancaster parking garage. Corey Fogarty, board president of the Lancaster Urban Farming Initiative, said the greenhouse could support 20 acres of fresh vegetables. Read more.



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