*** BREAKING NEWS ***
A FAMILY AFFAIR – AGAIN!
To proceed, the project, a partnership of Baltimore-based Washington Place Equities and affordable housing developer HDC MidAtlantic in Lancaster, requires City Council to rezone the entire hospital block. A council committee is scheduled to review the request Monday, Aug. 3.
From the LNP article by Jeff Hawkes, “Developers of former St. Joseph Hospital propose over 275 housing units, offices, shops,” (click here).
Hawkes also begins his article with this:
A Lancaster City Facebook post described the proposed new use for the shuttered hospital site and two nearby properties as “an exciting mixed-use, mixed-income vision.”
There’s good reason for the city to be excited. You see, Jess King, the city’s Chief of Staff is married to Chad Martin, who was hired in January of this year to be the “Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Relations,” for HDC MidAtlantic (click here). Isn’t that special and quite a “coincidence?”
Unbelievable. You don’t think the public should know, LNP “reporter” Jeff Hawkes? Why don’t you and Jess King do us all a favor and both of you resign.
This is a developing story. Please check back over the next few days for updates and see below for this morning’s post.