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Building on Strength LANCASTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN Best Viewed Horizontally Best Viewed Horizontally
  • Lancaster Economic Development Strategic Plan

    Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    Mahan Rykiel Associates and a team of consultants provided strategic planning services for the continued revitalization of the City of Lancaster through a community-owned action plan. The previous economic development strategy, produced in 1998, sought to stimulate development and business interest; this strategic plan will both continue and expand upon the revitalization of the City—leveraging the robust and locally-based economy, and sustaining the upward, positive trend.

    The MRA team assessed current trends, opportunities and community needs—focusing on the downtown and neighborhood centers—to formulate detailed goals and tactics for the branded 10-year economic strategy titled “Building on Strength”. Becoming intimately familiar with the community, the project team frequently conducted one-on-one interviews with key stakeholders and facilitated group discussions through focus groups and public meetings utilizing digital and analog surveying tools.

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    AWARDS:

    2015 Planning Excellence Award for a Plan Other Than a Comprehensive Plan, American Planning
    Association, Pennsylvania Chapter

    2016 Analysis and Planning Honor Award, Maryland ASLA

    2016 Planning Leadership Award, Lancaster County Planning Commission

    2017 Merit Award for Analysis and Planning, Pennsylvania/Delaware ASLA