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, […]

Lancaster Parking Authority Releases New Strategic Plan

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, 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 […]

EV Charge Stations in LPA Garages

New electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be available for patrons parking in Lancaster Parking Authority garages starting on Friday, April 20. The opening of the EV charging stations kicks off Earth Day weekend and reaffirms the city’s commitment to a clean environment. View the full press release here.        

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