MASTER PLAN: ROLE OF THE MASTER PLAN
The streets of downtown Lititz possess an inherent sense of place that has resonated for more than 250 years. From the early 18th Century Moravian settlement east on Main Street to the 19th Century opening of Wilbur Chocolate and the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery through 20th Century developments, Lititz has consistently evolved and changed with the times. The early 21st century holds the same promise for Lititz. At this point in its history, it is time to ask, what more can Lititz achieve?
Sturgis Lane Before and After
Role of the Master Plan
The role of a Downtown Master Plan is to develop an understanding of existing patterns of development and growth potential. Two key considerations are:
- Physical elements: These physical elements include building mass, space allocations, and connections.
- Community use: These potential uses include the types of services needed by the residents of the community.
Then, looking beyond the existing physical elements and community uses of today, the Master Plan lays out a specific vision for the future. The Master Plan will enhance the offerings of downtown Lititz through redevelopment of properties without adversely affecting the current business structure.
The three over-arching goals of the master plan are: