Request for Bids – Demolition 332 Locust

November 22, 2022

The Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority is seeking bids for the demolition of a property located in Columbia Borough.  For more information please see the Request for Bids document available for download below.

RFB Demolition – 332 Locust Street

November 1, 2022

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster is looking for proposals for a complete turf conversion to a synthetic turf at Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 N. Prince St., Lancaster.  A site inspection of the property prior to submission of bids will be by appointment with Manager of Operation, Trent Johnson – 717-509-1340 [email protected].   Bids must be submitted electronically no later than 2:00 PM on Friday, November 11, 2022 to [email protected].

Please contact Steven M. Kaufhold – Technical Services Coordinator at [email protected], or 717.990.9717, if you have any questions.

October 6, 2022

Cancellation of the Lancaster County Vacant Property Reinvestment Board Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the October 20, 2022 meeting of the Lancaster County Vacant Property Reinvestment Board is cancelled.


Reunión Cancelada

La reunión de la Junta de Lancaster County Vacant Property Reinvestment del 20 de octubre de 2022 se cancela.

August 18, 2022

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

To:  All interested Agencies Federal, State, and Local, Groups and Individuals

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.  The Elizabethtown Borough is requesting the use of CDBG funding for infrastructure improvements to four small span and two large span bridges. The work will repair critical structural and integrity issues identified during inspections. Infrastructure improvements needed for each bridge to maintain their functionally dependent use include instream work to remove sediment, correct erosion, repair culvert barrels and add riprap protection, repair beams, guiderails, and patch concrete decking. The proposed bridge projects are located at S. Chestnut Street, bridges #5 and #6, Orange Street, College Avenue, Union Street, S. Poplar Street in Elizabethtown, 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 September 6, 2022:  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 Comments may also be submitted via email at [email protected]

Date: August 18, 2022

Chestnut St. Bridge No. 5, Elizabethtown Borough

  • Rip-Rap Protection – Repair downstream concrete apron/backfill scour hole.
  • Repair Culvert Barrel – Repair culvert lining.
  • Repair Pedestrian Railing – Replace Pedestrian Railing
  • Seal Pavement Cracks – Seal bituminous cracks at the east inlet.
  • Clean Deck – Remove debris along curb lines and from sidewalks.

Chestnut St. Bridge No. 6, Elizabethtown Borough

  • Patch Wingwall Spalling. Patch spall at the base of the southeast wingwall. This work will require a PA DEP permit.
  • Paint Railing – Paint pedestrian railing
  • Repair Culvert Barrel – Consider lining the culvert to above the flow line. This work will require a PA DEP permit.
  • Repair Pedestrian Railing Replace Pedestrian Railing

Union St. Bridge, Elizabethtown Borough

  • Connect Guiderail to Bridge – Install PennDOT standard guiderail at all four corners.
  • Replace Bridge Barrier – Increase curb height to standard height.
  • Repair Concrete Beams – Repair the spalls in the beams.
  • Patch/Raise Pavement – Repair settlement at far left lane

South Poplar Street Bridge, Elizabethtown Borough

  • Connect Guiderail to Bridge – Install PennDOT standard guiderail at all four corners.
  • Increase curb height to standard height.
  • Backfill Scour Hole – Backfill the scour hole under the structure

Orange St. Bridge, Elizabethtown Borough

  • Underpin the Substructure – Underpin the downstream east wing. This work will require a PA DEP permit.
  • Repair Wingwall – Repair downstream east channel wall rotation and cracking.
  • Rip-Rap Protection – Repair/backfill scour and undermining adjacent to the downstream channel wall
  • Erosion Repair – Backfill erosion behind wingwalls and complete bank stabilization
  • Underpin the Substructure – Repair undermining at end of channel slab
  • Repair Underside of Concrete Deck – Repair cracks in the underside of the slab.
  • Patch Abutment Spalling – Patch spalls and cracking in the abutments

College Avenue Bridge, Elizabethtown Borough

  • Sediment/Debris Removal – Remove debris in downstream channel (at state bridge opening).
  • Rip-Rap Protection – Backfill scour hole at Hanover Street Bridge and along the downstream portion of the east abutment. This work will require a PA DEP permit.
  • Beam Repairs – Repair Beam 13 delamination and cracking.
  • Repair Underside of Concrete Deck – Repair spalls and delamination.
  • Guide Rail Repairs – Attach guide rail to end post.
  • Erosion Repair – Backfill erosion at end of the northwest channel wall.
  • Seal Pavement Cracks – Over deck and along approaches.
  • Patch Abutment Spalling – Around the pipe outlet in the east abutment.
  • Seal Cracks in Abutment – Both abutments.
  • Underpin the Substructure – Upstream end of the east abutment scour protection. This work will require a PA DEP permit.
  • Concrete Deck Resurfacing – Install waterproofing membrane over the concrete deck to prevent water penetration.
July 5, 2022

The Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority acting in its capacity as Responsible Entity, is working with the Region 3 Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to develop a Programmatic Agreement (PA) that will apply to Section 106 review of projects in Lancaster County that are subject to Part 58 and Part 50 of HUD’s environmental regulations (24 CFR Part 58 and 24CFR Part 50). The PA will cover review of HUD-assisted projects in Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs. The purpose of the PA is to improve the efficiency of Section 106 review of HUD projects while fostering the protection of historic properties that might be affected by the projects.

As the Responsible Entity for Part 58 reviews, we would like to invite interested parties and the public to provide feedback and participate in the development of this PA, as part the Section 106 consultation process.

A draft of the PA is posted here.

Please provide comments by: DATE: 07/22/2022

Written comments should be addressed to Rachel Valmonte, Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority, 28 Penn Square, Suite 200, Lancaster PA 17603, or submitted via email to [email protected]

The PA will cover projects that involve public facilities, public improvements, housing development and housing rehabilitation. The PA exempts from Section 106 review a list of types of activities that do not cause effects to historic resources, like refinancing of existing buildings without any rehabilitation, replacement of heating systems, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, and repair of roofs and windows.  Projects that include activities other than those types of exempted activities, like substantial rehabilitation and new construction, will still undergo a complete Section 106 review, including consultation with SHPO, tribes and other consulting parties.

The streamlined process outlined in the PA will apply to HUD offices and Responsible Entities (units of state and general local government and tribes) that conduct Section 106 review of HUD projects and that have signed the PA as Signatory Parties.

More information on the Section 106 review process is available at



June 21, 2022

The regular meeting of the Lancaster County Land Bank, scheduled for June 28, 2022 at 4 PM, has been cancelled. Next meeting: July 26, 2022 at 4 PM.

Reunión Cancelada: La reunión de la Junta de Lancaster County Land Bank del 28 de Junio de 2022 se cancela. La próxima reunión: 26 de julio 2022 a las 4 PM.

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: 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.


March 15, 2022

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster and the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development of the City of Lancaster (County and City) are now accepting letter of intent responses for the joint Fiscal Year 2022-23 Multi-Family Rental Housing and Single-Family Homeowner Occupied Housing funding program.

The letter of intent form is due by 4:30 pm on April 11, 2022 and all applications are due by May 18, 2022. Please contact Michaela Allwine, Director of Housing and Community Development at [email protected] or 717-394-0793 ext. 226 with any questions.

The Cover Document, Letter of Intent form, Application, and additional Instructions are linked below:


December 9, 2021



 There will be a special meeting of the Board of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster, Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom to ratify the Memorandum of Understanding between the County of Lancaster, Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster, and Lancaster General Hospital to transfer Homeless Assistance Programming Oversight from LGH/Penn Medicine to Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority.

Anyone wishing to attend should email Marian Joyce at [email protected] for information to join.

AGENDA RA- Special MTG 12-09-21


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 

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.