Strong Neighborhoods

“I did not feel empowered by the city until ‘Love Your Block’ and the block party. And now I feel empowered to seek changes that I’ve always looked forward to, which is building strong community and strong neighborhoods.”

Valerie Bradley
City Resident

Strong Neighborhoods

Lancaster’s diverse and vibrant neighborhoods are welcoming places that foster connections among our residents. Residents are actively engaged in the day-to-day life of their neighborhoods to create and sustain strong community.

2020 Accomplishments

  • Hosted the Neighborhood Leadership Academy JP McCaskey edition 
  • Administered Love Your Block Grants 
  • Community & Police Walking Group Strategic Plan Completed 
  • Hosted the Women of Color Brunch 
  • Lead Safety (lead poisoning elimination grant) 
  • Public Art Community Engagement  
  • Culliton Park renovations completed 
  • Voter Registration efforts 
  • Homeless Drop-in Center 
  • New Emergency Shelter 
  • New Homeless Outreach Workers 
  • Engage Lancaster (public participation website) 
  • Equity Commitments 
  • Public Health Murals featuring COVID-19 Public Service Announcements 
  • Language Access expanded 
  • Property Conditions Surveys launched 

2021 Goals & Priorities

  • Lancaster Office of Promotion & Dept. of Neighborhood Engagement Merger 
  • Ewell Plaza construction and outreach efforts 
  • City Parks Planning  
  • Comprehensive Plan launched 
  • Duke Street Project  
  • Howard Avenue Project 
  • Beaver Street Project  
  • Neighborhood Assistance Program  
  • New Housing Added   
  • Temporary Art Projects initiative 
  • Lead Safety Expanded  
  • Milburn Park Project 

Community Feedback

This strategic plan can’t work without input from people like you. You know your neighborhood, your street, and your needs better than anyone. We value your input as we work together to build a stronger, more equitable Lancaster, block by block.