Limited units remain at Lancaster Press Building

Spring ushers in great opportunity to buy: $15,000 incentive for 90 days only

Homebuyers who want to become part of the Lancaster Press Building community have a lot to look forward to — condos with modern amenities and historic architectural features, an upscale first-floor restaurant and a vibrant city neighborhood, just to name a few.

Since welcoming its first residents, this stylishly refurbished former cigar factory and print company at Prince and Lemon streets has become a popular downtown destination.

So popular, in fact, that nearly two-thirds of its 48 upscale condos are already sold, with a limited number of one-bedroom units and larger two-bedroom units plus study available. Floor plans vary and only one multi-level unit remains.

Time is running out to become a part of the Lancaster Press Building community. But for the next three months only, buyers will have an extra incentive to act quickly and enjoy huge savings. Sign a contract between April 1 and June 30 and receive a $15,000 incentive that can be customized for each homeowner. Use it to eliminate closing costs, decrease yearly tax payments, reduce monthly mortgage payments through an interest buy down, or receive $15,000 off the sales price. The incentive can also be used to purchase upgraded finishes, appliances, and many other customizable features within a unit.

If that isn’t enough incentive, springtime brings yet another reason to choose a new home at Lancaster Press Building as soon as possible — and it’s up on the roof.

Accessible by elevator, the building’s rooftop deck adds over 1,300 square feet of community space — large enough to accommodate a gathering of friends, as well as an escape to a private oasis.

The deck offers a panoramic view of the city and a variety of areas from which to enjoy it, including bar-top tables, patio tables, lounge chairs and couches. A gas grill is available for rooftop cookouts, and a gas fire pit and strings of bubble lights ensure that residents can enjoy the space long after the sun sets. Custom corten steel planters and a striking green wall featuring Virginia creeper make the space even more inviting. The rooftop deck also offers the perfect vantage point for viewing fireworks on the Fourth of July or after a Lancaster Barnstormers baseball game.

Other amenities include secure entry from the lobby and dedicated, secure parking only for Lancaster Press owners on the first level of the North Queen Street Garage, with access from Market Street.

And, of course, residents also have an eclectic mix of restaurants and shops, galleries and entertainment venues right at their doorstep. The Lancaster Press Building is also within a few blocks of the Fulton Theatre, Central Market and Clipper Magazine Stadium.

The Lancaster Press Building has move-in-ready units as well as customizable units that allow buyers to fully create their own unique spaces. Standard features in all units include hardwood floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, along with architectural reminders of the building’s industrial past, such as exposed brick walls and concrete columns.

Drogaris Companies, developer of the Lancaster Press Building, has made such creative repurposing of the city’s historic buildings a hallmark of its 45 years in business — mindfully preserving the past while creating commercial and residential spaces that meet contemporary needs. Among the company’s recent noteworthy projects are the mixed-use developments at Liberty North, a former manufacturing building on North Charlotte Street, and the Swisher building, a former warehouse on North Prince Street. Drogaris is also converting a historic building at 33-35 N. Market St. into three floors of customizable office space, conveniently located next door to Central Market.

The Lancaster Press Building sales model is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday, including First Fridays.

For more information or to schedule a showing, visit, call listing agents Richard Boas Jr. and Gretchen Karr at 717-295-4663, or email