Redevelopment is a key component of York County’s economic development strategy. In order to address problems of urban decay and blight, reuse and infill development strategies must be implemented to help revitalize and target development in York County’s historic downtowns. Redevelopment projects can return our existing infrastructure to productive use and increase the tax base.
Redevelopment Authority of the County of York (RACY)
Appointed by the York County Commissioners, the Redevelopment Authority of the County of York serves to redevelop blighted industrial sites, dangerous conditions, and to forge innovative strategies for redevelopment projects throughout York County.
Learn more about redevelopment projects and initiatives.
Codorus Corridor: River of Opportunity
"River of Opportunity: A Comprehensive Land Use Study and Economic Development Plan for the Codorus Corridor" was completed in 2006. The Codorus Corridor Plan follows the Codorus Creek across six municipalities and examines the collective impact of redevelopment projects in the corridor in a broader context to look for physical and economic connections between projects. The York County Economic Alliance is currently updating the plan.
Read the "River of Opportunity" plan and plan documents.
York County Industrial Development Authority (YCIDA)
The York County Industrial Development Authority, appointed by the York County Commissioners, champions redevelopment projects within the county. Projects of note include the creation of three industrial parks, Sovereign Bank Stadium, Harley-Davidson West Campus and Marketview Arts.
Learn more about the Authority's projects and initiatives.
Redevelopment Financing Programs
The York County Economic Alliance provides staff support for multiple entities that serve as conduits for several state and federal funding programs. Redevelopment funding programs include the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) among others.
Learn more about available financing programs.
The York County Economic Development Plan identified infill and redevelopment in small downtowns as a key strategy for economic development in York County. The York County Economic Alliance assists municipalities with their redevelopment projects through the Municipal Outreach Program.