$59M apartment complex at former Stockyard Inn site receives planning approval; legal challenges remain

March 18, 2023

This article originally appeared on Lancaster Online

Construction of a $59 million apartment complex at the site of the former Stockyard Inn could begin in 2024 after Lancaster city officials approved the project’s land development plan this week.

But a lawsuit filed in December 2021 by the owner of a neighboring business park could alter a timeline that calls for the complex to be completed in 2025.

Plans to build the 226-unit apartment complex known as The Yards received unanimous approval from the city planning commission Wednesday.

The project calls for moving the oldest portions of the historic inn at 1147 Lititz Pike to the Marshall Avenue side of the property, making way for two five-story apartment buildings. The inn would be renovated as a clubhouse for residents.

Developer Ben Lesher told the planning commission he’s excited to build a high-density project near the Lancaster city Amtrak train station and help create a gateway to the city. The project also includes 12,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor.

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