Ewell Plaza Façade Design Finalized

JANUARY 18, 2022 | DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT We are excited to announce that we have reached the conclusion of the Ewell Plaza design process. The construction of the building at 151 North Queen Street is also nearing completion and in 2022 we will see the construction of the plaza landscape, the completion of a statue honoring Barney Ewell, and the installation of a colorful public art façade on the front of the garage and above the Lancaster Public Library. The Lancaster Parking Authority leadership and City Administration have received and accepted the final concept design for the public art façade, as shown in the updated renderings. The art façade has garnered a lot of attention and discussion over the months, so […]

First Piece of Precast Concrete Erected at Christian Street Garage Project

Lancaster, PA – The first piece of precast concrete was erected at approximately 3:00 PM on April 5, 2021 at the Lancaster Parking Authority’s Christian Street Garage project at 151 N. Queen Street.  Over the next four months, over one thousand pieces of concrete will be erected to form the building which will include the Lancaster Public Library, Christian Street Garage, a retail space and an event terrace for the Holiday Inn.

Larry Cohen, Executive Director

Lancaster Online Article About Larry Cohen

See the recent article in Lancaster Online about Larry Cohen, Executive Director of the Lancaster Parking Authority, and his recent book about the parking industry, The Quirky World of Parking. Click Here to go to the Lancaster Online article

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.

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