York County Industrial Development Authority

The Role of YCIDA

The York County Commissioners created the York County Industrial Development Authority (YCIDA) in 1967 pursuant to Pennsylvania’s Economic Development Financing Law (formerly the Industrial & Commercial Development Authority Law), for the purpose of investing in local industrial parks and job creation. For more information on YCIDA, please contact Blanda Nace, 717.771.4589.

 

Meeting Schedule

Monthly Meetings: 1st Tuesday
Time: 8:15 a.m.
Location: YCEA, 144 Roosevelt Avenue, York

Formed by the York County Commissioners in 1967, the YCIDA continues to serve as a champion for economic development projects throughout the County. The YCIDA invests in, supports, and seeks projects that form a stronger community, create, attract and retain jobs, and build a better quality of place.

The YCIDA is a governmental entity that champions redevelopment projects and serves as a conduit issuer of tax-exempt financing within York County. The Board Members of the YCIDA are appointed by the York County Commissioners.  Projects of note include the creation of three industrial parks, PeoplesBank Park, Marketview Arts, the Eden Road Logistics Center, and the ongoing renovations to the Yorktowne Hotel.

The plan is a progressive attempt to include and encourage businesses owned and led by minority, women or local entrepreneurs to compete and participate in all contracting activities financially supported by the YCIDA. All of these efforts helps to create a stronger community, create jobs and build a better quality-of-place in York County.

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YCIDA Projects

The YCIDA champions redevelopment projects within York County. Projects of note include the creation of three industrial parks, Santander Stadium, Marketview Arts and the Harley-Davidson West Campus redevelopment project — all three of which are summarized on this page.

 

The Yorktowne Hotel

The York County Industrial Development Authority (YCIDA) announced on January 5, 2016 that it finalized the purchase of the historic Yorktowne Hotel on December 18, 2015. The purchase of the hotel is the first step in a strategic plan for the Yorktowne property. Over the next six months, the YCIDA is developing a comprehensive plan to improve the property’s use that will enhance the overall visitor experience, with a targeted renovation budget of $30 million. The Yorktowne Hotel is an iconic community asset and the only full-service hotel in downtown York.

PeoplesBank Park

PeoplesBank Park is owned by the YCIDA. PeoplesBank Park is one of several pivotal economic development projects within the much larger, 20-year Codorus Corridor Redevelopment effort already underway by the YCEA, RACY, YCIDA and others. The 5,300 seat facilty is home to the York Revolution, a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, an independent minor league organization not affiliated with Major League Baseball.

 

Marketview Arts

In 2009, the York County Industrial Development Authority purchased the former Fraternal Order of Eagles building and transformed it into a downtown arts center. Through the transformation, the YCIDA aimed to offer a dynamic and constantly evolving program for local artists while providing facilities for a mixed-use group of tenants who would contribute to the Cultural District in downtown York. Located directly across from York’s historic Central Market, Marketview Arts features artist studio spaces, a unique event and multipurpose space (Gallery Hall) that is available for art shows, meetings, classes, weddings and many other events and two residential apartments. Marketview Arts also houses junior and senior level studio classes for York College students. The project was funded by the YCIDA, a RACP grant and private investors. In the 4th quarter of 2015, Marketview Arts was sold to York College of Pennsylvania.

Harley-Davidson West Campus Project

In January 2010, the YCIDA Board of Directors announced an agreement of sale with Harley-Davidson Motor Company Operations, Inc. for the purchase of 58 acres known as the West Campus. Over the next year, the YCIDA conducted its due diligence to prepare a redevelopment strategy to govern the reuse of the site. Many of the structures existing on the site were removed to make the site more marketable for redevelopment. The YCIDA closed on the 58 acre site in July 2012. In November 2015, The YCIDA sold the site to NorthPoint Development.