02 July 2013

The Future of Lancaster Armory

The PA National Guard Armory, located at 438 North Queen Street in Lancaster City, is being sold. There will be a public meeting tonight - Tuesday, 2 July - to discuss the Armory and the upcoming sale. Staff from the PA Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs will be on hand to explain the process of disposing of the various state armories and to answer any questions from the general public. They will provide information about the advantages of acquiring armory property under a historic preservation covenant. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the Lancaster City Council Chambers, 100 South Queen Street. The meeting is slated to last 45 minutes.

The Lancaster Armory sits on .6 acres and is approximately 27,300 square feet. It was built around 1927 and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. This means the buyer would have tax benefits but he would also have specific requirements that must be maintained for a historical building. The building was last appraised at $626,000.

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