- Main Street Hanover received $75,000 in state grants to improve the commercial area in downtown Hanover, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) announced today. Main Street Hanover, a designated Keystone Community, has worked in partnership with the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce and the Borough of Hanover to improve the business environment, enhance the quality of life, and increase community synergy in downtown Hanover.
“Hanover is in the midst of an economic resurgence and these two Keystone Communities program grants will help advance efforts to attract residents and visitors to area businesses,” Klunk said.
A $25,000 grant will be used to conduct a downtown streetscape design and beautification study. The goal of the study is to provide a safe, functional, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sustainable streetscape plan that includes pedestrian spaces and walkways. That could include landscaping, improved signage and pedestrian crossings, public art and traffic flow and storm water improvements.
The second grant, which is for $50,000, is to install updated wayfinding signs to direct pedestrians and vehicles to a variety of locations around downtown Hanover.
“We are so excited about these two catalytic projects,” said Justine Trucksess, Manager, Main Street Hanover. “They represent years of hard work and determination on the part of our community to make impactful change and bring about a more vibrant economy in the downtown business district.”
Administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Keystone Communities program is designed to encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors in the community, support local initiatives that grow and stabilize neighborhoods and communities; ensure social and economic diversity; and enhance the overall quality of life for residents.
Representative Kate A. Klunk
169th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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