Urban Place News

Congratulations Nxtbook & Securus


Nxtbook Media, occupying Building 9 at Urban Place, was ranked #1 best place to work in Pennsylvania for medium-sized businesses. In addition, Securus was ranked the 9th on the same list! Congratulations to these companies at Urban Place!

Extra, Extra! Read All About It!


Check out today's Sunday News featuring a story on our newest project at Urban Place--Cork Factory Hotel. Check out the article below:

"Urban Place's hotel a real corker"

Historic Preservation Trust Awards Urban Place


The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County held its 42nd Annual Meeting and C. Emlen Urban Preservation Awards on November 5, 2008. The Trust granted Urban Place the Preservation Leadership Award.

Congratulations Urban Place!


The Lancaster County Planning Commission presented the 2007 Smart Growth Awards at its Envision Lancaster County educational event on February 19, 2008. Urban Place proudly accepted the Smart Growth Leadership Award for Large Projects within the heritage catagory. (Photo: Barry Baldwin is shown on the far right accepting the award on behalf of Urban Place.)

New Images of Urban Place Apartments


We recently added photographs to the Living Gallery and to the following individual apartment pages:

Apartment 8301
Apartment 8302
Apartment 8304
Apartment 8305
Apartment 8306
Apartment 8307
Apartment 8308
Apartment 8309
Apartment 8310
Apartment 8311

Coming Soon: Photographs for Apartment 8303 and 8312

New Year Brings New Tenants


Happy New Year! As a new year begins, Urban Place is preparing Suite 8204 for their new tenant, Rivera Advertising. Learn more about Rivera Advertising by visiting their website at www.riveraadvertising.com.

AES Moves to Urban Place


Alternative Environmental Solutions, Inc. moved from Ephrata to the City of Lancaster this week. This environmental consulting firm now occupies Suite 8203 at Urban Place. Welcome to the city, AES!

Urban Place hits Central Penn Business Journal


Be sure to check out page 5 of this week's edition of Central Penn Business Journal featuring the article, "Former Glass Factory Gets New Life as Urban Place Complex".

Central Penn Business Journal

Welcome SiteStrux!


SiteStrux is moving into Suite 8201 at Urban Place! SiteStrux is a website designing company that created our very own website, www.urbanplacelancaster.com. We highly recommend their services, and you can learn more about their company at www.sitestrux.com.

New Interior Images of the Luxury Apartments


New interior photographs have been added under Living Spaces. Visit the following links to view the new images:

Apartment 8301

Apartment 8311

Womens' Luncheon at Urban Place


The Women of Urban Place hosted their first celebration last week at Urban Place! Twenty local women were invited to receive a sneak peak of the twelve luxury apartments followed by a luncheon served in apartment 8301. What a delightful day it was!

Living Spaces: Progress Report


Starting in December, new city residents will call Urban Place, "Home, sweet home." The Urban Place team is finishing the final details as they prepare to hand over the keys.

If you would like to schedule a tour of the luxury apartments, call 717.735.3856! Also visit Living Spaces for more details.

Urban Place Hits the News


Extra, Extra! Urban Place was featured on the front page of Lancaster New Era on Friday, November 2nd. Click here to view the Lancaster New Era article.

Living Spaces: Twelve Luxury Apartments Reaching Completion


The Urban Place team is working endlessly to unveil the twelve luxury apartments, which will be available for rent in November and December.

As the drywallers reach completion, the painters quickly follow and splash the walls with a stunning shade of beige. Kitchen cabinetry is arriving daily, and several of the cabinets have already been installed. The custom iron railings are in place on each apartment's stairway, and we are installing the final touches to the gas fireplaces within each living room. It will not be long until the flooring installation begins in several of the units.

We will continue updating you with the construction progress of these unique apartments. In the meantime, call 717.735.3856 to schedule a tour of the new luxury apartments before it is too late! Also visit Living Spaces for more details.

Nxtbook Media, LLC Relocating to Urban Place


October 1, 2007 is moving day for the home office of Nxtbook Media, LLC. The digital publishing company, which works with many of the largest magazine publishers in the United States, is moving into an 8,500 square foot facility (Building 9) located at Urban Place, the former Kerr Glass complex, at 480 New Holland Avenue.

The move became essential after owners Michael Biggerstaff, Jim Lewis & Roxanne Edwards sold off their other business, Reprint Management Services, which shared space with Nxtbook Media in Greenfield. RMS continues to operate at Greenfield, but for Nxtbook, it was time to move, though Biggerstaff says regardless of the sale, Nxtbook's move was imminent.

"After three straight years of more than 200% growth, we were really in need of a facility that would allow us to manage the requirements of more workers," he said. The new building will nearly double the space Nxtbook was using at its previous office.

At Urban Place, Nxtbook Media will house sales, support, marketing, accounting and production. The company produces digital editions of magazines and catalogs which are read by more than one million people every month. A fourth owner of the company is based in Connecticut, and Nxtbook Media has additional resellers both domestically and abroad.

Ruth Devenney of High Associates Ltd and Thomas McDermott of NAI Commercial Partners, Inc. handled the transaction between Barry Baldwin with Urban Place, LP and the Nxtbook Media ownership team.

Barry J. Baldwin, partner of Urban Place, LP and owner of B.J. Baldwin Electric, Inc., has been developing Urban Place since December 2004. Baldwin states, "After our several years of hard work, it is thrilling to watch the abandoned factory come to life. We are very excited to have NxtBook Media become a part of Urban Place." Joining Nxtbook Media in the revitalization of the historic site will be tenants of twelve luxury apartments beginning November 2007.