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Vision Statement
Northwest and Downtown Lancaster City is a regional model for urban redevelopment and strengthened neighborhoods.

Mission Statement
The James Street Improvement District builds effective partnerships to maintain a clean and safe environment and to promote, plan and advocate for a growing, diverse, urban community in Northwest and Downtown Lancaster.

The James Street Improvement District (JSID) was created in March, 2003 by a consortium of concerned community members including local businesses, Franklin & Marshall College and Lancaster General Hospital. The focus of this non-profit community development organization is the area of Lancaster City to the north and northwest of the downtown business district. The priorities of JSID are to improve the quality of life through a focus on advocacy, marketing, economic development and basic services.

On May 1, 2007, the JSID began a management contract with the Downtown Investment District Authority (DID). The DID shares common goals with the JSID, including a primary focus on ensuring a “clean and safe environment”.




Northwest Gateway Project
May 20, 2008 - [read full story]
Dillerville Railyard Consolidation Project
May 19, 2008 - [read full story]
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Upcoming Events
Dinner & A Movie
Thursday, July 24
Movie starts at 9:00 p.m. Enjoy dinner Downtown followed by a free movie. Bring yo... [more info]
Lancaster Barnstormers vs. Newark Bears
Sunday, July 27
6:05 p.m. [more info]
SABVI Vision Impairment Education Workshop (V.I.E.W.)
Wednesday, July 30
10 a.m. - Noon This Vision Impairment Educatio... [more info]
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