Community Heritage Partners is now “SEED” Certified

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Our principal and director of design and operations, Eugene Aleci, RA, AIA, is now certified as a “SEED” Architect and Planner, having completed professional training earlier this year through the Public Interest Design Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University, in Social, Economic, … Continued

Old City Hall = New City Promise

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A few years ago, we helped the City of Bradford stabilize, re-evaluate, and then rebuild their landmark Old City Hall for new active business and community uses. Abandoned for more than half a century (at a point when it was … Continued

West King: Past and FUTURE – Adding Value

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Our community-supported improvement planning and development efforts for the area surrounding Lancaster’s West King Street have struck a chord of interest with Central Penn Business Journal as well as others. See this week’s CPBJ front page story: Tell us … Continued

Central Market Project Wins National Award

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Recently the American Planning Association awarded our work with the Lancaster Central Market their prestigious National Planning Excellence Award for Urban Design. Central Market is a landmark institution in Lancaster City, both historically and in the present day. Community Heritage … Continued

SEED Certification

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Recently I had the chance to participate in a training on SEED principles through the Public Interest Design Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University. SEED stands for Social, Economic, and Environmental Design and the principles center on the goal that, “every person … Continued

Preservation Trades Training

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Some great new news from the PA Historical and Museum Commission and Thaddeus Stevens Technical College, right here in the city of  Lancaster: 1772 Foundation awards $40,000 grant to program The 1772 Foundation, based in Connecticut, has awarded a $40,000 … Continued


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Community Heritage Partners has had long associations with many community-based organizations in the Lancaster region, across the state, and beyond. These connections are a natural outgrowth of firm principal Gene Aleci’s continuing investment in support of strong local economies. Over … Continued

Downtown Development: Why a Grocery Store ?

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Our firm associates, staffers, and I have all been committed downtowners over the 25 years of our business existence.  We’ve contributed to the start and development of many good things in many places, wherever our projects have taken us, but … Continued

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