Lancaster, Pa. – Barley Snyder Associate Abby Medin Tucker has been named to the board of directors at Lancaster City’s newest revitalization effort, the Southwest Neighborhood Leadership Board. Lancaster City Council approved the new group in mid-October, and approved Tucker and 21 other neighborhood residents and stakeholders to its board.
The Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership (LHOP) formed the organization and its board to chart a course of action enabling residents and partners of Southwest Lancaster to create a safe, clean neighborhood that is attractive to economic investment and welcoming to residents and visitors. The leadership board will work as an extension of LHOP, which has applied for a substantial grant to fund the Southwest Neighborhood group over a five-year period. The group expects to hear about the grant in 2017.
The new board will work from a master plan devised by LHOP to transform Southwest Lancaster, locally referred to as “Cabbage Hill.” Tucker will also be a legal adviser to the new board’s executive committee.
“I’m excited to join in the ongoing efforts to devote knowledge and resources to the development of the Cabbage Hill neighborhood, because it helps invigorate the entire Lancaster community,” Tucker said. “Lancaster has seen so much growth in recent years, and this is an area of the city with tremendous potential.”