Give out fewer tickets — by encouraging compliance — is one new goal for the Lancaster Parking Authority. Read more.
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, […]
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.
Plans for a hydroponic vertical greenhouse in downtown Lancaster are moving ahead, its backers say, and the facility, budgeted at $16 million to $17 million, could start operating in the fall of 2020. Read more here.
The latest strategic plan for the Lancaster Parking Authority includes a goal that may surprise some people: Reduce the number of parking tickets. Read the story here.
LANCASTER, PA. (Aug. 27, 2018) – The Lancaster Parking Authority (LPA) has approved a new strategic plan to guide its direction and operation through 2021. The plan, approved by the Board of Directors at its Aug. 23 meeting, is available here, or by visiting the www.lancasterparkingauthority.com, selecting the General Info tab on the top navigation bar, and choosing Strategic Plan. The plan has four focus areas: communications and hospitality; long-term planning; human resources development, and strategic engagement. Each area includes priorities, action steps, and ways to measure success. “This plan was developed with extensive public input,” said Larry J. Cohen, CAPP, executive director of the Lancaster Parking Authority. “We asked the public to […]
Repairs to the stairwells in the Duke Street Garage will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 15, and are expected to be completed by late fall. Both monthly permit parkers and visitors can continue to use the garage during the construction period. “The stairs will be repaired as we continue to keep our garages in a state of good operating order without interruption,” said Larry Cohen, CAPP, executive director of the Lancaster Parking Authority. “The work will commence with one stairwell at a time, so there will always be one set of stairs open for public use. Parkers can also use the elevators.” Repairs will begin on the west side stairwell closest […]
Changes are coming to Lancaster’s Prince Street Parking Garage as a construction project enters its next phase. Watch/Read Full Article Here.
When you see him, the first thing you will notice is his smile. Roberto Aguilera has a big job. He keeps Duke, Prince, and Central Street Parking Garages clean. He works in the Lancaster Parking Authority’s housekeeping and technical services group and is always on the move. By 5 a.m., he stops by his supply closet, grabs what he needs and is out on the job. Aguilera works quickly and efficiently to make sure the garages are clean by the time parkers start arriving for work. “I check everything and clean inside the garages,” said Aguilera, who has worked at LPA for almost six years. “I clean the stairwells, the […]
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