ABOVE: THE PRINCIPALS
THE WORLD'S BIGGEST TEMPLE TO PAGAN IDOLATRY
$100 MILLION, IN AN ALLEGED "CHRISTIAN" AREA
"NO LONGER AGRICULTURAL, BUT CREATIVE"???
"ROCK LITITZ": A LOUD ANTI CHRISTIAN ABOMINATION IN AMISH COUNTRY PENNSYLVANIA
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Lititz, Lancaster County -- The grand opening for Rock Lititz took place Saturday, making the small Lancaster town one of the most important music towns in the world.
Rock Lititz is the first ever purpose-built production rehearsal facility, allowing touring musical artists to perfect their performances before hitting the road to perform for their fans.
This is the American dream coming together, right here, right now, said Senator Mike Brubaker of Lancaster County.
Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Rock Lititz, which is nicknamed The Backstage of the World.
Its going to be an exciting thing, Jake Lasater told CBS 21 News. Its going to bring people in, let people have a place to practice, let them figure out all the little stuff before they actually have to go do it in front of all their fans and the world.
The 52,000 square foot studio was created to allow the biggest acts in music to practice their shows before launching on world tours.
These are the top end shows in the world, said Adam Davis, partner at Rock Lititz. These are the shows that demand high production values, high spectaculars, and it will be what is taking place here.
Rock Lititz has brought industry leaders like Clair Global and Tait Towers together to best serve the music industry.
Michael Tait, founder of Tait Towers, said, If you look at the analogy of Hollywood where the whole film industry was concentrated, we in Lititz are going to be the epicenter of life production.
More than benefiting the music industry, this new one-stop-shop for tours will fuel the local economy.
Folks will come here, theyll use the local restaurants, theyll shop at the local places, and hopefully theyll say, I really enjoyed that, I want to come back with my family.
Senator Brubaker said Rock Lititz will do more than bring people to Lititz. Theyre attracting international companies to this region. Theyre going to be placed here, and theyre going to create jobs.
In addition to bringing big acts and more jobs to Central Pennsylvania, representatives for Rock Lititz said they are planning to expand with more buildings in the area over the next few years, in turn, bringing more jobs into the area.
To learn more about Rock Lititz, you can visit their website: http://rocklititz.com.
LITITZ, Pa. -- Neighbors of Rock Lititz agree with the company, a sound problem has been fixed after weeks of work by the company.
With great fanfare, Rock Lititz opened last fall with the promise of providing a secure place for big name bands to practice for live tours. But then came the Rage against the Music Machine.
"You couldn't stand it, as soon as the music started up," Dennis Zimmerman who lives across a field from the company said.
Harriet Smith says it was making her and her husband physically ill.
Low frequency sound coming from Rock LItitz was rocking people's world in way they never expected.
"Apparently the concrete from the walls were vibrating and setting up these low frequency sounds," Zimmerman explained.
So Rock Lititz owners brought in four million pounds of cement and poured it around the shell of the building to reduce the problem.
Zimmerman says the company and its engineers tested inside his house to find the problem and then to see if it had been fixed. He agrees and congratulates the company's owner who didn't turn away from the neighbor's concerns.
"His belief is that this is community and they are a part of it and what they do maters, so we're very happy," Zimmerman said.
The Smith family also has a home near Rock Lititz. This issue had them nearly in tears last fall but Thursday they agreed the problem had been resolved.
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A concerned resident speaks out about Rock Lititz during a Warwick Township Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday night.
(Warwick Township, Lancaster County) -- More than 100 people have blasted Lancaster County’s Rock Lititz rehearsal concert venue for making their walls shake.
Residents say at least one major pop music act has rehearsed at the facility in Warwick Township since it opened about a month ago.
For neighbors, that meant headaches, literally, and the township has no specific noise ordinance to enforce.
Shawn Sensenig is one of the dozens who spoke out at a recent meeting.
He says he has three young boys and he's concerned about the damage it's doing to them.
"It's not the loudness of music, it's the vibration, the low tones. You can feel my son's wall vibrating when you put your hand on it. It's the vibration and the pressure, is what you feel," he says.
Sensenig says his ears would constantly open and close from the vibrations.
"It's more of a pressure, like you're going through mountains and your ears start to close and just that growing pressure and sensitivity in your head and that's my experience."
He says for two weeks, the vibrations could be felt for as long as 12 hours a day.
Sensenig, a stay-at-home dad with three young boys, says he once trusted the owners of Rock Lititz, but not anymore.
Clair Global, which owns Rock Lititz, pledges to halt rehearsals at the stage until the issue is resolved, and hire a sound consultant.
The township is also considering bringing in its own expert. On Wednesday night, it heard from Navarro/Wright Consulting Engineer Sound Abatement, who says its done work with PennDOT, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Federal Highway Administration.
Logan Myers, head of the Warwick Township Board of Commissioners says it may also pass a noise ordinance in the near future.
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September 23, 2015 at 8:52 AM
Lititz has been rocking the live entertainment industry for decades, although
much of its history is unknown to the public.Rock Lititz has been a functioning facility for a little more than a year. After three years of planning, the first phase of the project was unveiled in September 2014, opening its doors to major artists and their tour crews in order to help them prepare to take their shows on the road.
These companies operate in unmarked buildings among cornfields and a population of people that tend to talk about the A-list visitors with a carelessness that allows the companies to work in secrecy.
1966 - The company Clair Brothers is born in Lititz when siblings Gene and Roy Claire set up the sound for Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons' show in Lancaster and are subsequently asked to go on tour with the band. In the years following, the duo works as sound engineers/mixers for artists such as Michael Jackson and Elton John.
1978 - Tait Towers is founded six years after Michael Tait creates one of the first self-contained lighting towers. The company goes on to design and build stages for artists such as The Rolling Stones and Madonna.
1983 - Tait Towers designs the deck upon which Michael Jackson does his first moonwalk.
1994 - Tom McPhillips brings his knack for set construction to the United States, and Atomic Design is born.
2000 - Clair Brothers purchases competitor ShoCo. Eight years later the company becomes Clair Global after acquiring U.K. company ConcertSound.
2008 - Tait Towers does its own "moonwalk," designing elements for a video created out of a partnership with U2 and NASA.
2012 - Tait wins a Guinness World Record title for the largest landscape video display for the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony.
2012 - Clair Brothers, Tait Towers and Atomic Design reveal plans to create Rock Lititz. Lancaster Online originally described the proposed space as a "campus where complete stage sets can be constructed for rock concerts around the globe." Atomic Design was ultimately not a formal part of Rock Lititz LLC.
2014 - Rock Lititz officially opens Sept. 20 in Warwick Township. Since then, artists such as Taylor Swift, Usher and Maroon 5 reportedly utilize the facility to prepare for their tours.
The Wall Street Journal names Lititz the "industrial heartland of concert tours."
January 2015 - Rock Lititz reopens months after residents begin complaining about noise vibrations.
August - Rock Lititz is approved for a $2.25 million state loan. According to the Central Penn Business Journal, the 10-year loan would help fund a second building on the campus, which could eventually house more live entertainment companies.
September - Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Financing Authority approves a $3.2 million loan for the $21.8 million project that will put another building on the Rock Lititz campus by the late spring or early summer of 2016. It will be able to accommodate at least 15 businesses that could employ as many as 200 people.
Commonwealth Financing Authority Announces
New Building PA Project in Lancaster County
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:September 09, 2015 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved funding to support a new Building Pennsylvania project in Lancaster County, a move that is projected to result in more than $21.8 million in additional economic investments.
“The Building Pennsylvania program allows for important investments to be made in the state’s small to mid-sized communities to support continued development and today we’re thrilled that the Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved such an investment in Warwick Township,” said Governor Wolf.
The EDC Finance Corporation will receive a $3,192,154 loan on behalf of Pod #2 at Rock Lititz, LP for the construction of a 252,000-square-foot building in Warwick Township. The proposed building is Phase II of the development and will be located on 10 acres located within the Rock Lititz Campus where various technology partners will work together on live event projects. The total project cost is estimated at $21,821,029.
The Building Pennsylvania program provides mezzanine capital for building construction projects to be used by eligible applicants for construction, or renovation of, commercial, industrial, and mixed-use buildings in small to mid-sized Pennsylvania communities.
For more information about the Building Pennsylvania program, the CFA, or a complete list of approved projects, visit www.newpa.com/cfa.
SEE ALSO: http://edcfinancecorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2015_LR_EDCAnnualReport.pdf