Earlier this month, the 101 North Queen project received the “Commercial Catalyst” award at 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania‘s annual Commonwealth Awards. 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is an advocate in Pennsylvania for responsible and efficient land use.
The Commonwealth Awards celebrate visionary community leadership and catalytic development projects and initiatives that find new uses for vacant and underutilized land, increase opportunities for communities on the rise, and breathe new life into old neighborhoods.
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Located within the central business district, this formerly windowless 150,000 square feet department store and later defunct manufacturing facility sat vacant for nearly a decade before its successful transformation began in 2018. On the original concrete and steel structure, prominent windows now invite views into the once fortress-like structure with its re-imagined mix of street-level retail and upper-level office/residential uses. A catalyst for inspiring redevelopment within the failed Urban Renewal area known as “Lancaster Square,” 101NQ restores walkable public streetscapes, plantings, and lighting while accommodating approximately 500 new workers and residents along with their customers and guests.