York and Adams Smart Growth Coalition

Below are a list of news articles that relate to York and Adams counties and also news involving the York/Adams Regional Smart Growth Coalition.

Homes built near protected open space can be worth almost 30 percent more than homes built in rural areas, a new study says.
March 11th at 9:00 AM the York/Adams Regional Smart Growth Coalition will hold an informative session on the Implementation Plan and the impact on York and Adams Counties. 
A developer has signed a sales agreement for Harley-Davidson's 58-acre west campus.
Overall, the number of homes sold in York County in January climbed 9 percent, from 220 in 2012 to 240 this year.
York County commissioners agreed to provide a 20-year tax incentive, aimed at attracting Johnson Controls to Hopewell Township.
On Tuesday, December 11th please join us to learn about state legislative initiatives for community revitalization. 
Spend the afternoon with Storm Cunningham discovering the latest trends, technologies and strategies for building citizen-led revitalization programs.
The Lancaster County Coalition for Smart Growth will present ‘New Uses for Old Buildings – Making It Work for You ‘on Thursday, October 25th when expert panelists will discuss their experiences reusing existing buildings.
Realtors® Association of York and Adams Counties (RAYAC) recently launched MyYorkCityLiving.com, a unique website that aims to help both current and future residents explore the benefits of city living.
After three work sessions and hundreds of suggestions, the Hanover community has a plan, or "vision statement," to collectively guide its downtown revitalization efforts.
Hoping to save money on taxes in a down housing market, nearly twice as many York County property owners have filed for an assessment appeal this year.
Numbers released Friday by the association show home sales in the county increased 13 percent in July.
Scientists find Conowingo losing ability to prevent pollution

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of York (RACY) was formed in 1964 by the York County Commissioners as a vehicle specifically aimed to redevelop blighted industrial sites and to forge innovative strategies for redevelopment throughout York County

York Habitat for Humanity is looking for veterans to help build a duplex for two of their own.
The build will start with a 12-hour house-raising event on Memorial Day, and the local Habitat is looking for 60 veterans to take part, said spokeswoman Miles Worden.


Last month, York County's unemployment rate inched up one-tenth of a percentage point to equal that of the state.
The York County Industrial Development Authority has hired a consulting firm to examine potential reuse of Harley-Davidson's 58-acre west campus.
The York/Adams Smart Growth Coalition latest blog submission on walking into the Future of York County. 
A national real estate expert spoke Tuesday about what is needed to boost the local housing market.
The York County Housing Summit will be held on Wednesday, April 27th at the Holiday Inn Conference Center.  The Housing Summit will expand awareness of a range of housing needs and opportunitites in our community.

Count Me In Blog for YorkCounts:  York Co.'s housing market: The good, the bad, and the unknown

By: Shanna Wiest 

Anyone who pays attention to news about the housing market hears a lot of gloom and doom. As we look ahead to 2011, let’s take a look at the good, the bad and the unknown in the housing recovery.

Before York can attract new residents and development, city officials must decide what identity York should have.
Save the date, April 27, 2011 for the York County Housing Summit.  The summit is sponsored by the York/Adams Regional Smart Growth Coalition.

York Counts Blog:  As 2011 is upon us, Pennsylvania is embarking on our own New Year’s Resolution: a “Pollution Diet” in order to save the national treasure of the Chesapeake Bay.

A crowd of about 350 people turned out for the session at Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Center on the expiration of Electricity Rate Cap discussion hosted by the York/Adams Regional Smart Growth Coalition.  


York County:  Thursday, March 18th @ 9:00 AM at RAYAC, 901 Smile Way, York 

Adams County:  Thursday, March 25th @ 7:00 PM at the Gettysburg Ag Center, 670 Old Harrisburg RD, Gettysburg

We have all heard the national headlines of increasing foreclosure rates and trouble in the housing market.  But what is the current status of the real estate market for York and Adams Counties?  What is the impact of our local real estate market on the local economy, municipal revenues and overall property values? 

Pockets of municipal cooperation and consolidation are occurring in midstate.  If you've read this far, you might doubt that the midstate is a bastion of regionalism.

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