Public/Private Roles

Public-private partnership opportunities could be significant at the Lancaster Station site.  The station facility has recently been rehabilitated and includes interior space for retail tenants, such as cafes or restaurants, to serve Amtrak passengers.

The area is adjacent to the Northwest Gateway District, a nearly 100-acre former industrial site being redeveloped into an educational and healthcare campus.  The site has been remediated through a combination of local, state, and federal assistance.  Franklin & Marshall College and Lancaster General Hospital both have plans for expansion at the site.  Opportunities could be explored to enhance connectivity between the educational and healthcare campus and Station Area. 

Parking at Lancaster Station is limited.  Lancaster’s Red Rose Transit Authority (RRTA) provides shuttle service between the train station and Queen Street Station, which is RRTA’s transit center in downtown Lancaster. The transit center has a 400-plus space parking structure, but is located several blocks south of the train station. Opportunities for additional on-site parking could be considered at Lancaster Station.

The Station Area includes an expansive 11-acre parcel that used to be occupied by Host Town Motel, which was demolished in spring 2012 after being acquired by Keller Avenue Partners, LP – a special purpose entity of Lancaster-based LMS Commercial Real Estate. This property provides opportunity for large-scale TOD adjacent to the station site. Opportunities to connect the property to the station could also be examined.

Lancaster Station - Site Profile*

*Please note that the information provided in the Site Profiles was collected March 2013, therefore station area conditions may have changed over the past year.