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Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain and Wetlands

November 15, 2023

This is to give notice that Lancaster County under Part 58 has determined that the following proposed action under Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is located in the 100-year floodplain and wetlands, and Lancaster County will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain and wetlands and the potential impacts on the floodplain and wetlands from the proposed action, as required by Executive Order 11988 and 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands. Manheim Borough is requesting the use of CDBG funding for an infrastructure project for pedestrian improvements that will provide safe access for borough residents to areas of Penn Township. The work will include installing new sidewalks, curb, curb ramps for improved accessibility and will include resurfacing the sidewalk on the High Street bridge. The proposed project is located at the south side of East High Street in Manheim, Lancaster County.

There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and wetlands and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Commenters are encouraged to offer alternative sites outside of the floodplain and wetland, alternative methods to serve the same project purpose, and methods to minimize and mitigate impacts. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains and wetlands can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains and wetlands, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.

Written comments must be received by Lancaster County at the following address on or before December 4, 2023: Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster, 28 Penn Square, Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17603 and (717) 394-0793, Attention: Justin Eby, Executive Director. A full description of the project may also be reviewed from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at the address listed above and at www.lchra.com. Comments may also be submitted via email at [email protected].

INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT
MANHEIM BORUGH PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS
Manheim Borough has identified the lack of pedestrian connectivity between Penn Township and the Borough along East High Street to Doe Run Road as an issue of safety concerns. The absence of pedestrian walkways and an ADA accessible route for residents to walk from Manheim Borough to Penn Township results in residents using the roadway shoulder or grass areas for travel and provides no access for residence with mobility disabilities.
This project would include the installation of new curbs, sidewalk, and curb ramps on the southside of East High Street to increase pedestrian safety between Manheim Borough and Penn Township. Also, the existing sidewalk on the East High Street bridge will be resurfaced to restore an adequate walking route. The project is located in a floodplain in the Manheim Borough.

May 2, 2022

The Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority is seeking proposals for a new construction project on the site of a structure to be demolished at 332 Locust Street, Columbia. Applicants must first submit a Letter of Intent to submit a Proposal. That Letter of Intent form can be found here: https://form.jotform.com/221074105188147. Please note that all Letter of Intent and Proposal submissions must be completed per their respective application. A copy of the Request for Proposals and Application documents can be downloaded below:

RFP 332 Locust Street

Statement of Qualifications Exhibit A

Land Bank Proposal Form Exhibit B

Please contact me at [email protected] or 717.394.0793 x232 if you have any questions.

 

July 31, 2018

The Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority is distributing a Request for Proposals (RFP), for a qualified developer or contractor (Applicant) to acquire and rehabilitate a blighted property at 331 North 3rd Street in Columbia Borough.

In order for the Redevelopment Authority to consider a proposal to acquire the property, the Applicant must complete the application attached to this post.

Any questions please contact Michaela Allwine at [email protected]

RFP 331 N. 3rd Street Columbia Borough

The Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority is distributing a Request for Proposals (RFP), for a qualified developer or contractor (Applicant) to acquire and rehabilitate a blighted property at 554 Walnut Street in Columbia Borough.

In order for the Redevelopment Authority to consider a proposal to acquire the property, the Applicant must complete the application attached to this post.

Any questions please contact Michaela Allwine at [email protected]

RFP 554 Walnut Street Columbia Borough

 

March 21, 2018

The Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority is distributing a Request for Proposals (RFP), for professional services, to assist with a Trailhead Facility project in Marietta Borough, PA.

This RFP is being sent to firms that have submitted and have been accepted to the Redevelopment Authority’s Qualified Roster and is also being published here on our website.

Any questions please contact Justin Eby at [email protected]

 

UPDATED 3/29/18

RFP-Marietta-Trailhead-Site-Planning-2018 (Updated)

May 24, 2016

To: All interested Federal, State, and Local Agencies, Groups and Individuals
This is to give notice that Lancaster County under Part 58 has determined that the following proposed actions under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and Grant Number B-15-UC-42-002 is located in the 100-year floodplain, and Lancaster County will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain and the potential impacts on the floodplain from the proposed actions, as required by Executive Order 11988, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands.
The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster is requesting the use of CDBG funding for acquisition of a 0.5-acre tract of land located in the 100-year floodplain for the development of a recreational trail facility to support the Borough of Marietta’s portion of the Northwest Gateway Trail. There is potential impact in the floodplain with the proposed development of a recreation structure and parking. The proposed project is located 421 West Market Street in Marietta, PA, Lancaster County.
The Marietta Restoration Associates is requesting the use of CDBG funding for the acquisition and demolition of a vacant, blighted structure on a 0.5-acre tract of land located partially in the 100-year floodplain. The future use of the land will include public parking and greenspace to support two nearby public facilities. There is a potential impact in the floodplain with the proposed construction of the parking lot. The proposed project is located 1 N. Strawberry Ave, Marietta, PA, Lancaster County.
There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Commenters are encouraged to offer alternative sites outside of the floodplain, alternative methods to serve the same project purpose, and methods to minimize and mitigate impacts. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.
Written comments must be received by Lancaster County at the following address on or before June, 9, 2016: Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority, 202 N Prince Street, Ste. 400, Lancaster, PA 17112 and 717-394-0793, Attention: Matthew Sternberg, Executive Director. A full description of the projects may also be reviewed from 8AM to 4:30PM at the address listed above and at www.lchra.com. Comments may also be submitted via email at [email protected].
5/23/2016

Strawberry Avenue Parcel

FEMA’s National Flood Hazard Layer (Official) – Strawberry Ave Parcel

Trail Facility Parcel

FEMA’s National Flood Hazard Layer (Official) – Trail Facility Site

 

December 4, 2015

A recent article written in Lancaster Newspapers outlines LCHRA’s work to create a countywide land bank authority.

Read the article here.