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York City Downtown Action Plan 2008

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									                       York’s Downtown Action Plan
                                                                         A Revolution is afoot in downtown York!
Beginning with the $17 million, newly restored Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, the $34 million, six-story Susquehanna Commerce Center that is home to 700 full-time professionals,
the $65 million, seven-story York County Judicial Center, the fully modernized, $9.5 million Martin Memorial Library and the $34.5 million, 7,300-capacity Sovereign Bank Stadium, not to mention
new dining, nightlife and art boutiques, York is amidst a dramatic phase of revitalization which will further develop our downtown as a business, residential, cultural, recreational and tourism destination.


A COMMUNITY...                                                             • Northwest Triangle &
                                                                                                                                                          ARCHITECTURE & HISTORY
of Firsts, Feats & Fellowship                                               Colorworks Neighborhood                                                       York’s rich heritage offers a journey through our past, showcased
• Offering big-city amenities and small-town charm and familiarity,        On the banks of the Codorus, the $53 million Northwest Triangle
                                                                           & Colorworks                                                                   throughout our beautifully preserved downtown. York offers performing
  York is a great place to live, work, play and learn.                                                                                                    arts, fine art venues, its own symphony orchestra, eclectic boutiques
                                                                           Neighborhood
• Home of the nation’s first city-wide Artist Homestead program            combines the                                                                   and an array of absorbing museums. Hidden treasures abound!
  and the state’s first “Elm Street Neighborhood” (YWCA Community          best of the old                                                                A National Trust for Historic Preservation Designated “Historic Hotel
  Renaissance Area).                                                       and the most                                                                   of America”, the beautifully preserved 1925 Yorktowne Hotel annually
• Home of the state’s only city-wide, 100%, ten-year Residential Tax       attractive of the                                                              provides 40,000 guests with elegant accommodations, as well as fine,
  Abatement program on the value of residential rehabilitation and         new, adaptively                                                                casual and alfresco dining. New in 2008 will be three bed-and-
  new construction.                                                        re-using Victorian                                                             breakfasts to our City.
• Home of the region’s only United States Department of Agriculture        architecture
                                                                                                                                                          The newly restored and expanded Strand-Capitol Performing
  Fresh Foods Revolving Loan Fund.                                         while adding at
                                                                                                                                                          Arts Center, housed in a former vaudeville and 1920s movie palace,
                                                                           least 125 new
• A Creative Haven for designers, artists, architects, engineers and                                                                                      draws more than 100,000 people annually to live, Broadway-caliber
                                                                           townhouses
  live-above-work entrepreneurs.                                                                                                                          performances, musicals, comedy acts, symphonic performances and
                                                                           and condos, 130,000 square feet of commercial and retail space,
                                                                                                                                                          classic, indie and avant-garde films. In 2008-2009, the Capitol Theatre
• York City has been named a ”Tree City USA” for 23 straight years         state-of-the-art amenities, the extension of the York County Heritage
                                                                                                                                                          will reinvent itself as a music venue for regional and national live music
  – by the Arbor Day Foundation. Enjoy!                                    Rail Trail, pedestrian-and-bike-friendly features. All this blended into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     acts to perform,
                                                                           the Downtown Cultural District and within steps of Sovereign Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ensuring York
NEW DEVELOPMENT                                                            Stadium, Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, Central Market and
                                                                           downtown restaurants and cafes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     as a destination
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     on the live-music
• Revolutionizing the Riverfront                                           • Codo 241 & 26: Lofts, Flats, Lifestyle.                                                                                                 circuit.
A cleaner, faster flowing Codorus will become a unifying, multi-
                                                                                                      Located directly across the street
jurisdictional asset featuring an expanded economic base, native
                                                                                                      from Sovereign Bank Stadium on North
plants, terraced pocket parks, recreational access, an extended
rail trail, beautified bridges and waterfront commercial offices.          George Street, the $13 million dollar CODO 241 & CODO 26 offer a
                                                                           fresh and innovative approach to downtown living. Imagine high
                                                                           ceilings, huge windows, off-street parking, a rooftop deck and a
                                          Serving as a stunning            corner cafe. The ground level will provide 9,000 square feet of office
                                          gateway to the Cultural          space for Wagman Construction and others, bringing 30 new jobs                 York County Heritage Trust’s Colonial Complex, Museum and Library,
                                          District, a $600,000-plus        to Downtown York.                                                              and Agricultural and Industrial Museum, as well as Crispus Attucks’
                                          revitalized Foundry Park
                                                                                                                                                          William C. Goodridge Freedom House and Underground Railroad
                                          Plaza features a new
                                                                                                                                                          Museum bring York’s political, genealogical, social, farm and factory
                                          concert stage, native
                                                                                                                                                          heritage to vivid life through guided tours, living history events, exhibits,
                                          flowers, ”sittable
                                                                                                                                                          artifacts and archives.
                                          slopes,” and a colorful,
                                          York-manufactured,
                                          “Gear Garden.”                                                                                                  • Jazzing Up the Colonial Complex
                                                                                                                                                          Attention has focused on the Colonial Complex area, at West Market Street
• Sovereign Bank Stadium                                                                                                                                  and Pershing Avenue. The Downtown Visitors Center has received a
On June 15, 2007, a new energy blew into Downtown York with the                                                                                           face-lift with new lighting, an improved visitor-friendly lobby, a
first cannon explosion and crack of the bat at the $34.5 million,          • Cultivation of The Cultural District                                         documentary screening room, new exhibits and public art
7,300-capacity Sovereign Bank Stadium, proud home of the Atlantic          A host of artists, galleries, artist homesteaders and arts-oriented            that orients, educates and delights our visitors.
League’s York Revolution. New elements for 2008 include a picnic           boutiques are making downtown York a creative destination.
area for community groups and events, as well as a Brooks Robinson
Boulevard gateway plaza, featuring a life-sized bronze sculpture of
the Hall-of-Famer who started his professional baseball career in                                                                                         • Creation of The Nation Center
York. The 38-foot high left field wall is the largest outfield wall in
professional baseball, six inches taller than the famed Green Monster                                                                                                                         Contingent on state funding, a host
at Boston’s Fenway Park.                                                                                                                                                                      of stakeholders are planning a
                                                                                                                                                                                              consolidated, compelling venue to
                                                                                                                                                                                              tell York’s fascinating role in
                                                                                                                                                                                              adopting “the nation’s first working
                                                                                                                                                                                              Constitution,” the Articles of
                                                                                                                                                                                              Confederation, in 1777-1778 while the
                                                                                                                                                                                              Second Continental Congress convened
                                                                                                                                                                                              in York. A concentrated array of
                                                                                                                                                                                              interactive exhibits, films and living
                                                                                                                                                                                              history events will attract visitors
                                                                           Contingent on state funding, the York Museum of Art
                                                                                                                                                                                              to and around the Colonial Complex,
                                                                           or “YOMA” will be a hub for the arts in the core of the
                                                                                                                                                                                              Heritage Rail Trail and the nearby
                                                                           cultural district, featuring temporary and permanent
                                                                                                                                                                                              Agricultural and Industrial Museum.
                                                                           exhibit space, artist studios, digital media and music studio suites
                                                                           and up to 50,000 square feet of retail and residential space. YOMA
                                                                           will serve the community as the premiere facility to inspire and
                                                                           empower artists’ creativity.

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                                                                             York’s Downtown Action Plan
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PLANNING                                                                     Downtown Banners Promoting                                                          KEY SITES                                      DOWNTOWN PARKING                                           NICHE DISTRICTS                            KEY OPPORTUNITY SITES                                                                                 A SAMPLING OF OUR
This Downtown Action Plan is a snapshot of the larger, more
comprehensive Citywide Strategic Comprehensive Plan. A vigorous
                                                                             Niche Districts And Assets                                                    A     Central Market                        P1       Market Street Garage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Northwest Triangle/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Colorworks Neighborhood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Woolworth Building
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Western & Maryland Railroad Headhouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            YEAR-ROUND SPECIAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Griffith-Smith Ave.
                                                                             Gorgeous George, Downtown Cultural District, Stadium District, CODO,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       268 W. Market Street
public participation process will assist the City in planning and
implementation through 2030. In addition, through collaboration and
                                                                             Market and the Colonial Complex.                                              B     City Hall                             P2 King Street Garage                                               The Cultural District
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Futer Brothers                      Armory Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            EVENTS
planning, other goals were recognized:                                                                                                                     C                                           P3 Philadelphia Street Garage
                                                                             Heritage Pedestals Informative and symbolic.
                                                                                                                                                                 CODO 241                                                                                                  Continental Square
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   AAA Building                        Station House                                        Cherry Lane Box Lunch Revue
• A Strong Dose of the Smarties. Smart planning, smart design,                                                                                             D     CODO 26                               P4 Lafayette Plaza Surface Parking                                  Antiques & Market District                                                                                                                       Enjoy diverse music while kibitzing with friends and colleagues
smart infrastructure, smart regulations and smart money translate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3rd Av
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Gorgeous George                                         24 N. George Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  e.                   Yeats Building                                       at York’s nicest outdoor lunchroom.
into a vital and vibrant downtown.
                                                                             Multi-Media Informational Kiosks                                              E     Colonial Complex                      P5 Central Market Parking Deck
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Restaurant Row Park
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• Carrots & Sticks. An integrated collection of performance-based
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incentives, grants, resource sharing and leveraging, data collection,                                                                                                                                                                                                      Olde Towne East                           vd.           Formprest Cleaners                  Current U.S. Post Office                             First Night, Downtown’s New Year’s Event
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technical assistance and code enforcement will inspire targeted                                                                                            G     Foundry Park Plaza &                  P7 Bus Parking                                                                                                               2nd                                                                                     Extravaganza includes over 30 performance sites and features




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Keystone Colorworks                 Former U.S. Post Office
reinvestment, historic preservation and revitalization.
                                                                             Cherry Lane Task Force Improve the look, feel                                       Gear Garden                                                                                               Historic Newton Square                                  Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Thomas Sommerville                  Smyser Royer Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            more than 50 artists’ attractions. The grand finale features fun,
• Commitment To Collaboration. Hard wired with mutual respect,               and attractiveness of Cherry Lane Park.                                                                                                                                                       Neighborhood                                                                                                                                     fireworks and the historic midnight drop of the white rose.
honest dialogue and civility, an array of task forces, charrettes and                                                                                      H     Penn Street Farmers Market
advisory committees move projects forward with collective wisdom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A rollicking good time...
and persistence.                                                             Smart Parking Meter Technology                                                I     Sovereign Bank Stadium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1st                 Small                                                                        York’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
• A Creative Haven. Establish York as a CEO Community –                      Conversion Throughout The                                                     J     Strand Capitol Performing                                                                                                                                 Ave                Athletic                                                                      features bagpipers, Celtic dancers, bands, exceptional food and drink.
                                                                                                                                                                 Arts Center
Creative, Entrepreneurial and Ownership destination for
                                                                             Downtown                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Field
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            First Fridays in Downtown York
artists and design professionals to live, work, learn and play.
                                                                                                                                                           K     Yorktowne Hotel                                                                                             Je erson Ave.                                                                                                                                  Eat, shop and be entertained in Downtown York. Participating
• Clustering Critical Masses. Cluster theme-related establishments                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          merchants, restaurants, cultural venues and nightlife hotspots stay
in niche districts: Cultural District, “Gorgeous George”/ Restaurant                                                                                       L     YOMA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       open late and offer discounts and special features on the first Friday




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       N.Beaver St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       N Beaver St.
Row, CODO, Stadium District and Antiques and Retail District.
                                                                             OPPORTUNITIES                                                                       Heritage Rail Trail
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I                                                        of each month to make downtown York an ideal, fun and convenient
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            place for an evening out. Come Downtown!
                                                                             Key Opportunity Sites                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Arc                                                                                  Wordworks: A Literary Weekend at YorkArts
INFRASTRUCTURE &                                                             The development of these sites and areas is crucial to the economic
                                                                             vitality of the downtown.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rediscover the literary arts for a weekend with YorkArts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the York City Poet Laureate and a host of captivating writers,

AMENITIES                                                                    • Woolworth Building: 44-50 W. Market St.
                                                                             • Griffith-Smith: 45 W. Market St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            poets and musing surrealists. Visit YorkArts.org for more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            information on the event.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             N. Queen St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       North St.
Market Street Garage                                                         • Futer Brothers: 5 S. George St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Patriot Days: Through living history,
Transformation York’s oldest public garage will                              • AAA Building: 114-118 E. Market St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   t St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            re-enactments and demonstrations, Patriot Days
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                                                                                                                                                                                                             N. Newberry St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            relives the fascinating events of York’s peaceable occupation by
undergo at least $2 million in improvements, including new guardrails                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Che                            Confederate forces during the Civil War, when York was the largest




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     N. Duke St.
and gates, metal halide lights, surveillance cameras, painting, public       • 24 N. George Street                                                                                                                                                                                                                               C                                                                                          city north of the Mason-Dixon line to be captured by the Confederacy.
art, attractive signage, new elevators and stair towers and an entirely      • FOE Building: 35-37 W. Philadelphia St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Patriot Days also explores York County’s intriguing impact on the
new façade. Check out the image at the top right, future façade                                                                                                                                                                                                            W. Gay Ave.                                                                                                                                      nearby Battle of Gettysburg.
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                                                                             • Formprest Cleaners: 104 N. George St.




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of Market Street Garage!
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                                                                             • Smyser Royer Building: 235 N. Beaver St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Yorkfest Arts Festival
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                                                                             • Keystone Colorworks: 109 W. Gay Ave.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Featuring fine artists and sculptors from throughout the Mid Atlantic,
                              Beginning in 2008, $2.5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                P                                                                                                                                                                           live music and delicious foods, York’s premiere fine arts festival is
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million through the Section 108 Loan Program from the U.S.                   • Thomas Sommerville: 302 N. George St.                                                                                                                                                        P5                                                                                                                                              held in August along the Heritage Rail Trail and in the courtyard of the
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                                                                                                                                                                                           W. Philadelphia St.                                  7                                                      P3                                                      E. Philadelphia St.
Department of Housing and Urban Development for street and public
                                                                             • Western & Maryland Railroad Headhouse:                                                                                                                                                  L                                                                                                                                                    Colonial Courthouse.
infrastructure improvements. Quality streets are quintessential to the
City revitalization. ReBuild York Initiative will rebuild 18 city streets,      326-350 N. George St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        P4                                              A                     J                                         Clarke Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Partners In Collaboration
                                                                             • 268 W. Market Street
including storm water improvements and new curbing on Roosevelt
Avenue.
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                                                                             • Armory Building: 369 N. George St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Among other partners, Better York, City of York, County of York,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        E                                                                                                    P1                                                                             York Young Professionals, Downtown Inc, York County Chamber of
                                                                             • Station House: 344-356 N. George St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  E. Market St.
Rail Trail Connection & Expansion                                            • Yeats Building: 56 W. Market St.                                                                            W. Market St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Commerce, York County Economic Development Corporation, York
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            County Heritage Trust, York County Community Foundation, Cultural
The York County Heritage Rail Trail will be extended northward
through the Northwest Triangle, bordering the Codorus Creek.                 • PennSupreme: Intersection of N. George St. & Hamilton Ave.                                             H                                        P6                                                                                                       K                                                                                   Alliance of York County, York County Convention and Visitors Bureau
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and Realtors Association of York and Adams County keep Downtown
Improvements include landscaping, lighting and public art.
                                                                             • Current U.S. Post Office: 200 S. George St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       E. Mason Ave.                              York moving forward.
                                                                                                                                                                             S. Penn St.
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                                                                             • Former U.S. Post Office: 115 N. Beaver St.
Dog And Art Bark Park                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       P2




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             S. Pine St.
                                                                                                                                                                                             W. King St.                                                                                                                                                  E. King St.
Just off the Heritage Rail Trail will be the city’s first-ever Dog and
Art Park, featuring artistic, animal-themed fencing as well as bronze
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sculptures of Pal, a German Shepherd that played a heroic role in                                                                                                                                                                           F                                                                                                     E. Mason Ave.
World War II and other playful critters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       S. Beaver St.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              S. Quenn St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              S. Queen St.
                                                                                                                                                                                            W. Princess St                                                                                                                         E. Princess St.
“Light The Night” has transformed over 125
downtown antique-style lights to metal halide lights, illuminates                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gear
Cherry Lane’s Lewis Miller murals and illuminates downtown
historic murals, thereby improving the safety and attractiveness                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Garden At
of the downtown.
                                                                             COMING WINTER 2009: 30 South Howard Avenue, adjacent to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Foundry Park
                                                                             York Water Company building, Downtown York. Thirteen new, high-end, loft-style                                                                                                                                                                E. College Ave.
                                                                             residential condos from the $200’s. Luxury living within walking distance to everything Downtown.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Designed By:
“Having a business in Downtown York is wonderful. It is great to be part of the revitalization and energy of downtown. Our
little corner of Beaver and Philadelphia has a steady stream of locals, tourists, city workers, jurors and artists. They all
enjoy visiting the unique shops, galleries and entertainment venues. All of these people have discovered us and helped my
business grow.

- Caroline Morris, Kimman’s for Gifts, 57 North Beaver Street




                      York’s Downtown Action Plan
PARTNERSHIPS                                                            ART                                                                       DINING: Bon Appetit in
• The Downtown Team:                                                    • Artist Homestead: The Nation’s                                          Downtown York!
Police Beat, Bike and Segway Patrols                                    only City-Wide Artist Homestead Program                                   • The Fresh Foods Revolving Loan
                                                                        The novel city-wide Artist Homestead program
                                                                        provides financial and amenity incentives for                             Fund – Unique To The Region
                                                                        juried live/work visual artists, including sculptors,                     Through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture,
                                                                        painters, architects, designers, musicians, professional                  seed funding from the City Redevelopment Authority and a partnership
                                                                        writers and other arts-oriented professionals, as well as recent          with PeoplesBank, the city-wide Fresh Food Revolving Loan Fund
                                                                        alumni of post-secondary arts and culinary arts institutions.             provides low-interest loans to existing or new restaurants, cafes,
                                                                                                                                                  bed-and-breakfasts and market vendors.
                                                                        Artist Homesteader Pat Sells sits atop 475 W. Philadelphia St.,
                                                                                                                       the new home
                                                                                                                       of “Salvaging
                                                                                                                       Creativity,” a blend
                                                                                                                       of artist workshop,
                                                                                                                       studio, gallery,
                                                                                                                       residence, co-op and
                                                                                                                       outdoor sculpture
Based on contributions from downtown stakeholders and a grant                                                          garden.
from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Downtown Team
                                                                                                     “Originally
consists of five downtown dedicated beat patrol officers focused
                                                                                                     of Baltimore
on communicating with downtown merchants, abating nuisances,                                         County, we
patrolling walkways and garages, citing violators of traffic and                                     canvassed
litter ordinances and providing a strong, visible downtown safety                                    the Mid
presence.                                                                                            Atlantic, and
                                                                                                     York’s Artist
• Downtown Inc                                                                                       Homestead
                                                                                                     program
                                                                                                                                                  • Our Historic Markets
Serving the Business Improvement District, Downtown Inc’s                                            and the                                      Rare for its size, York offers two authentic markets, the Central Market
mission is to “champion the downtown experience.” Downtown                                           affordable                                   House at Philadelphia and Beaver Streets and the Farmers’ Market
Inc is a community organization working to facilitate leadership,                                    housing                                      at Penn and Market Streets, in the heart of our downtown. State-of-
collaboration, advocacy and promotion of downtown initiatives in                                     costs for                                    the-art, in-ground lights bathe the historic facades, creating striking
order to improve the overall physical appearance of Downtown York,      artists, combined, most importantly, with                                 scenes at night. Improved interior lighting, new vendor signage, roof
increase foot traffic throughout the downtown district and publicize    the artistic community and charm of the                                   maintenance and other initiatives will ensure the viability and charm
the positive activities taking place in downtown York.                  downtown, brought us to York. We are                                      of our beloved markets.
                                                                        excited to transform this big, old, brick
• Beautiful York                                                        building into an energetic, new, artist
                                                                        endeavor.”
A public-private partnership, Beautiful York is building a $1 million
endowment through the York County Community Foundation for              - Artists Pat Sells and Casey Tyrrell,
                                                                        “Salvaging Creativity,”
city beautification. Beautiful York has spawned seasonal plantings,
                                                                        475 West Philadelphia Street
daffodil digs and median strip beautification.

                                                                        • Casting Characters Campaign
                                                                        Joining the whimsical, “Toasting Lafayette” bronze sculpture
                                                                        at the Colonial Complex will
                                                                        be a host of iconic visitors
                                                                        to York, interacting with
                                                                        pedestrians throughout
                                                                        downtown. Amongst others,
                                                                        York’s famous folk artist Lewis
                                                                        Miller, revolutionaries John
                                                                        and Sam Adams, York’s own                                                 “I found a great job in York after college
                                                                        signer of the Declaration of                                              and relocated from upstate New York. I
                                                                        Independence, James Smith,                                                found a nice apartment in the antiques
                                                                        Underground Railroad and                                                  district enabling me to walk to work,
                                                                                                                                                  the bank, restaurants and bars, Central
                                                                        freedom fighter William C.
                                                                                                                                                  Market, the pharmacy, the library and
                                                                        Goodridge and Victorian artist                                            more. It is an incredible feeling not being
• YCP In The CITY connects the rapidly growing                          Horace Bonham will come
                                                                        to life.
                                                                                                                                                  dependent on your car for everywhere you
                                                                                                                                                  need to go!”
York College to the downtown with walking orientation programs
and regular shuttles of RabbitTransit’s “Green Machine.”                                                                                          -Emily Leckvarcik, YSM Landscape
                                                                                                                                                  Architects, York Young Professional




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