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April 20, 2020
Local Visionary – Gil Lyons
Introducing you to the people and places that make Lancaster special is our mission. In the spring edition of Fig, you met some of our friends who are forging new paths and are selflessly committed to our community. Now, more than ever, we want to show our appreciation.
Gil Lyons – Real Estate Agent, RE/MAX PINNACLE
“Lancaster has been called “The New Brooklyn” after one of the five boroughs of New York City., Like Brooklyn, Lancaster is culturally diverse and each neighborhood has unique characteristics and architectural gems: Historic East Side to Musser Park, from SoWe to Chestnut Hill, from College Hill to the Central Business District.”
“During my 36-year real estate career in Lancaster, the current economy has been a boon to the most comprehensive, most enduring city-wide home improvements, adaptive re-use of commercial buildings, and installation of public art and street beautification. . This economic growth is not isolated to the large building projects at F&M College, the Marriott and Convention Center, and Lancaster General Hospital, but also includes the Central Market area, Fulton Theater’s expansion, Lancaster Square, and the many smaller neighborhood cafes, yoga studios, breweries, and night spots with vibrant live music. The city is alive and pulsating with business activity.”
"Our county government planning professionals are focused on the next 20 years to ensure that our economy continues to thrive. We want to preserve our rich cultural heritage, productive farmland, natural and scenic resources, and architectural treasures are for future generations."
“The forecast for Lancaster is bright, and our city is the envy of many other cities.. I wouldn’t be surprised if someday, some other city tries to emulate our successes to become ‘The New Lancaster’.”
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