Phase 1 College Avenue Development

The development at 213 College Avenue is Phase 1 of a larger plan to redevelop the former UPMC/St. Joseph’s hospital site into a mixed-use site. We have been working diligently on this development over the last 18 months and are hopeful to break ground in summer 2022. This development is meeting the need for affordable housing in Lancaster and aligns with the priorities defined in the Lancaster County Places 2040 plan, the Lancaster City Alliance Building on Strength, and the City of Lancaster Interim Housing Strategy.

Phase 2 will focus on the adaptive reuse of the Delp Wing of the St. Joseph’s Hospital main campus, in partnership with Milagro House. Details are still being defined.

Plans for Phase 3, at 838 Marietta Ave., and Phase 4, on Wheatland Ave., are still to be determined. There are no plans to put a multi-level apartment building on the site for Phase 4, and we understand the desire to preserve the mature trees on the lot.

Click here to see the overall basement and first floor progress plans of the proposed building. Please note, these are subject to change.

See below for a timeline of past public and neighborhood meetings, copies of PowerPoint presentations, and links to press coverage. Check back here regularly for updates. Please send all emails to

Upcoming Public Meetings

Most recent Virtual Neighborhood Meeting took place on January 20, 2022. Click image for recording of the presentation. View PowerPoint slides here.

You can find copies of all other PowerPoint presentations in the timeline below.

Timeline – Past Public Meetings, Neighborhood Meetings, Press Coverage

Have questions? Email Kate Hartman, Communications Manager, at