The Redevelopment Authority assists boroughs and other jurisdictions seeking to pursue downtown redevelopment/revitalization projects. The initiative is designed to build on community planning already in place; the downtown should already have a master plan or other similar document defining objectives for the redevelopment/revitalization effort. Projects pursued will be consistent with these plans as well as the County’s comprehensive plan. Many such plans are drafted but are slow to be implemented because the municipalities lack the specific redevelopment and economic development skills necessary to advance the projects. It is the goal of the Authority to provide these skills within the context of state redevelopment statutes.
In some cases, but not all, the Authority will be working within designated Redevelopment Areas as defined in 35 P.S. §1710.
The Redevelopment Authority, Economic Development Company of Lancaster’s (EDC), and Lancaster County Planning Commission (LCPC) meet regularly to discuss ongoing projects and economic development initiatives with the Boroughs.