Lancaster Economic Development Plan

Mahan Rykiel Associates and a team of consultants are providing 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.

MRA team is assessing current trends, opportunities and community needs—focused on the downtown and neightborhood 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 conducts one-on-one interviews with key stakeholders and facilitates group discussions through focus groups and public meetings utilizing digital and analog surveying tools.

Excellence Award, American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter

Analysis & Planning Honor Award, MD ASLA  

Planning Leadership Award, Lancaster Planning Commission 

Location Lancaster, PA
Year 2015
Size 25 acres
Tags Master Plan, Strategic Development, Urban Design