“These vacant buildings have been a real example of blight in the downtown. Our love for Columbia is well known, and this is an amazing opportunity to bring these significant buildings back to life by making the architecture sustainable, dynamic, and relevant for future uses” says Mr. Murphy. “Don has experience and a proven track record with a number of successful projects in this community, restoring some well-known historical buildings. It was important to have Don on board to make this another successful project in Columbia’s revitalization.”
Assisting in the transaction was Janice Nikoloff, Executive Director of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation, who owned the two former hotels at 309 - 315 Locust Street and Justin Eby of the Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority.
[Source: Press release]