Central Business District Revitalization Strategy

Lancaster, NY

Applied Expertise

  • Economic Development
  • Urban Design
  • Zoning
  • Design Standards
  • Implementation Plan


This study included a comprehensive retail market analysis and physical master plan for Lancaster’s historic Village core. The Village Business District and waterfront were programmed according to deficiencies and opportunities identified in an analysis of local and regional market conditions. Upon completion of the overall strategy, an implementation plan was prepared to ensure the Village could begin to generate project momentum immediately upon completion. The proposed projects were broken down into specific, manageable steps. We also provided realistic funding and financing potentials that the Village could tap into to make their project a reality.