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 […]

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

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