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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.

June 28, 2023

As a recipient of U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding, Lancaster County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (LCHRA) must submit performance reports for the programs receiving funding. HUD then determines if LCHRA is in compliance and can continue to implement and administer the programs for which funding is received. This is notated in the Program Year Review Letter. The 2022 Program Year Review Letter is available to read here.

June 23, 2022

The Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority, on behalf of the County of Lancaster, will submit the Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) no later than August 16th, 2022.

A draft of the Annual Action Plan is currently available for public review and comment between Friday, June 24, 2022 and Wednesday, July 27, 2022 prior to the meeting of the Lancaster County Commissioners.  A copy of the draft plan is available at the link below.  A public meeting will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 via Zoom to review the contents of the plan.  If you would like to attend the public meeting, or provide a comment on the plan please reach out to Jocelynn Ritchey, Manager – Planning and Resource Development at [email protected] or via phone at (717) 394-0793 ext. 210.

Un borrador del Plan de acción anual está actualmente disponible para revisión y comentarios públicos entre el viernes 24 de junio de 2022 y el miércoles 27 de julio de 2022 antes de la reunión de los comisionados del condado de Lancaster. Una copia del borrador del plan está disponible en el siguiente enlace. Se llevará a cabo una reunión pública a las 3:00 p. m. del martes 26 de julio de 2022 a través de Zoom para revisar el contenido del plan. Si desea asistir a la reunión pública o proporcionar un comentario sobre el plan, comuníquese con Jocelynn Ritchey, Gerente de Planificación y Desarrollo de Recursos en [email protected] o por teléfono al (717) 394-0793 ext. 210.

DRAFT – 2022 Annual Action Plan

March 7, 2022

The Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority, on behalf of the County of Lancaster, will submit the Fiscal Year 2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on March 31, 2022. The Authority is now providing a public comment period for the Report.

A copy of the report is available for public review at https://www.lchra.com/resources/.

A formal comment period will be open from March 8, 2022 to March 28, 2022.  Comments made in writing during this period will be forwarded to HUD along with the CAPER. All written comments should be directed to Jocelynn Ritchey, Manager – Planning and Resource Development, Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster; 28 Penn Square, Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17603-4297, (717) 394-0793 Ext. 210, or at [email protected].

 

Un período de comentarios formal estará abierto desde el 8 de marzo del 2022 hasta el 26 de marzo del 2022 para el Informe Anual Consolidado de HUD. El informe detalla el desempeño del Programa de Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Programa de HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), y el Programa de Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) del 1 de enero del 2021 al 31 de diciembre del 2021.

También se puede encontrar en el sitio web https://www.lchra.com/resources/.

Todos los comentarios escritos deben ser enviados a Jocelynn Ritchey, Manager – Planning and Resource Development, Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster; 28 Penn Square, Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17603-4297, (717) 394-0793 Ext. 210; o por correo electrónico a [email protected] desde el 8 de marzo hasta el 28 de marzo de 2022.

December 6, 2021

Lancaster County and Lancaster City have released the Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan and welcome public comment on the plan.

A public hearing on the plan will be held on December 21, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. via zoom. Contact Michaela Allwine at [email protected]  or 717.394.0793 ext. 226 for information to join the virtual public hearing.

A survey to provide feedback on plan priorities is available at https://www.lchra.com/home-arp-survey/. 

Copies of the plan and the Citizen Summary are attached and can be downloaded below.  For any questions about the plan, data, or HOME-ARP funding source please contact Jocelynn Ritchey at [email protected], public comments may also be submitted to Jocelynn via email, phone at 717.394.0793 ext. 210, or mailed to her attention at Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority, 28 Penn Square, Suite 200, Lancaster PA 17603.

March 30, 2021
The second Substantial Change to the Annual Action Plan for 2019 includes the allocation of the second round of CARES funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136. These funds will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

The public comment period for the Plan begins with this notice (April 1, 2021) and ends prior to the Lancaster County Board of Commissioner’s meeting on April 13, 2021.

Written comments should be addressed to Aimee Tyson, Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority, 28 Penn Square, Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17603 or [email protected].

A virtual public meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 4:00 PM to provide the general public with an opportunity to review and comment on Lancaster County’s Fiscal Year Substantial Change to the 2019 Annual Action Plan. Contact [email protected] to obtain information to join the meeting. 

March 26, 2021

Lancaster County and Lancaster City have released the 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan and 2021 Annual Action Plan and welcome public comment on the plan. 

A public hearing on the plan will be held on April 27, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. via zoom. Contact Aimee Tyson at [email protected] for information to join the virtual public hearing.

Copies of the plan and the Citizen Summary can be downloaded below:

March 9, 2021

The Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority, on behalf of the County of Lancaster, will submit the Fiscal Year 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on March 31, 2021. The Authority is now providing a public comment period for the Report.

The Report details the performance of Lancaster County’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and the Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG), for the period January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. It provides an assessment of program progress according to specific objectives and activities and an analysis of the programs’ benefits to low- and moderate-income residents of Lancaster County.

February 12, 2021

Lancaster County and Lancaster City have released a document called the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice and encourage the public to send in comments on the plan. 

A public hearing on the plan will be held on March 2, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. via zoom. LHOP will also host a virtual meeting to discuss the plan at 5:00 p.m. on March 4, 2021. 

Contact Aimee Tyson at [email protected] for information to join the virtual public hearing.

Copies of the plan and the Summary can be downloaded below:

June 12, 2020

The public comment period for the Plan begins with this notic (June 12, 2020) and ends prior to the Lancaster County Board of Commissioner’s meeting on July 1, 2020. Written comments should be addressed to Justin Eby, Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority, 28 Penn Square, Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17603.

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 4:00 PM to provide the general public with an opportunity to review and comment on Lancaster County’s Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Action Plan.