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The Lancaster County Land Bank Authority (Land Bank) has completed its second rehabilitation of a property in Columbia Borough. The property, located at 511 Cherry Street, was foreclosed upon, vacant and blighted. The completely renovated home will now become a residence for a new homeowner. Columbia Borough and the Columbia Borough School District were the first members of the Land Bank. Columbia Borough is committed to downtown revitalization and neighborhood improvement.

The Land Bank worked in collaboration with Columbia Borough and the Columbia Borough School District to achieve this success. The building was acquired with funds donated by Columbia Borough. The building was sold to a private developer who completed the renovations and is now for sale.

The Lancaster County Land Bank Authority’s mission is to deter blight and to return vacant properties to productive status using a unified, predictable, and transparent process, thereby revitalizing neighborhoods and strengthening the County’s tax base.