If you've been in downtown Lancaster recently, you've likely seen the construction happening at the site of the former Bulova Building. 

The site now dubbed 101NQ will house retail stores on the first floor, offices on the second and third floors, and luxury condos including a pent house on the fourth floor.

The $30 million project is expected to be complete in summer 2019.

When the project is complete, local software and consulting company Cargas Systems will be the anchor tenant.

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This rendering depicts Cargas' Systems' logo on the East Orange Street facade of 101NQ. 

The new building will have a sleek and modern look, featuring lots of glass...

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A rendering of 101NQ's Lancaster Square side, featuring the logo of anchor tenant Cargas Systems. 

...A big change from its department store days in the early 1970s.

Bulova building then

The Bulova building at 101 N. Queen St. is seen in its original incarnation as a Hess's Department Store in the early 1970s. 

Crews began construction in mid-February by tearing down the elevated walkways around the former Bulova building.

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Demolition of the walkways around the 101NQ building project in Lancaster Square takes place on Thursday. 

Use the slider in the middle of the photos to see the Bulova building in 2017 and a rendering of what the Bulova building could look like in 2019.
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Before: The Bulova building in 2017. (File photo)
After: A rendering of developers' new plans for the building.

Lancaster city officials are taking stock of parking, studying supply and needs for the next decade.

A new parking garage has been proposed for Lancaster Square.

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An overhead aerial photo of Lancaster Square. On the upper left is Hotel Lancaster. On the upper right is the former Bulova building, which will become "101NQ." Binns Park is at bottom center. 

But that has been met with opposition. LNP reported in January that a petition garnered more than 270 signatures opposing the new garage.


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