Lancaster City’s 101 N. Queen Street briefly served as a 1970’s department store before being repurposed as an industrial facility and then remaining vacant for nearly a decade in spite of its prominent location within this city’s central business district.

With rebranding as 101NQ, the existing structure’s concrete and steel core will be repurposed and re-clad to accommodate more than 150,000 sq. ft. of mixed uses. This transformation includes street-level retail spaces, two upper floors anchored by a local business software company, 50 residential units and 30 indoor parking spaces

RGS assisted Zamagias Properties with completing a complex project approval process within an aggressive schedule and tight budget. This process began with Lancaster City Traffic Commission and PennDOT approvals for a mid-block access drive to serve the indoor parking area. It continued with recommendations of approval from the City’s Historical and Shade Tree Commissions, and it concluded with Planning Commission approval of two required ordinance modifications.

Proposed streetscape enhancements include the addition of pedestrian-scaled street lights, street tree plantings within structural soils, brick pavement infill, and replacement of deteriorated concrete sidewalks. RGS created a Pedestrian Access Easement and two Restaurant Seating Easements within Lancaster Square to accommodate anticipated outdoor dining, and to connect N. Queen Street’s public right-of-way with some proposed 101NQ entrances that would otherwise not have direct street access.

PROJECT TYPE (MARKET) /Redevelopment and Adaptive Reuse

CLIENT / Zamagias Properties

LOCATION / Lancaster City

SERVICES / Site Analysis & feasibility / Site Master Planning / Land Development Design & Permitting / PennDot Permitting / Condominium and Easement Agreement Documentation