Preparations for Lancaster Gateway project roll forward

January 6, 2012 by  

Cleanup of the old Lancaster Glass site is projected to begin this month so plans for the Lancaster Gateway project can get underway. Joe Williams, of Wagenbrenner Development, predicted the cleanup process could take as much as two years, but it could probably be hastened if a prospective tenant were to show interest in the property.

Williams added that the goal of the project is to get some redevelopment in that location in 2013. The Lancaster Gateway project was established as a redevelopment program to bring new businesses and jobs into the Lancaster area.

New companies and large businesses expanding into the city could also mean more business for Lancaster area print companies. New businesses will require a wide array of printing services, including business card printing , flyer printing and stationery printing. Catalogue printing may also be needed by some retailers moving into the area.

Discussions between Wagenbrenner and David Uhl, the Main Street Lancaster Executive Director, have included a one-story building to go up on Memorial Drive, and a multi-story building on Main Street. Uhl said they are open as to the kinds of businesses that could go in there. The primary concern right now is to get the cleanup underway. Plans to move forward should become more definite after this. One thing that may be a major factor in finding new businesses to move into the area is the current state of the economy. Uhl believes this major project should certainly push the goal of the Lancaster Gateway project forward.