Lancaster city is formally seeking proposals for the vacant Bulova building and adjacent city-owned property in hopes of connecting a stagnant part of downtown.
The city intends to use eminent domain to take the Bulova building at North Queen and East Orange streets. That means the city would pay fair market value for the property and the building’s lien holders would then be paid.
The city issued requests for proposals on Friday.
Randy Patterson, the city’s economic development and neighborhood revitalization director, said the property is in a critical location downtown.