• Can Harrisburg Come Back?

    Some cities end up on the ash heap of history; others, like Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, are undone by ash heaps. Harrisburg’s foolhardy investment in its aging incinerator over a decade ago nearly bankrupted the city. Propelled by profligate politicians and unscrupulous developers, the project forced Harrisburg into state receivership, turning Pennsylvania’s capital city into a nationalRead more →

  • L&I Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services Partners with Local Agencies to Recognize White Cane Safety Day

    News for Immediate Release Oct. 14, 2014 Harrisburg – The Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I) Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS) today partnered with Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania (VROCP), the PA Council of the Blind (PCB) and the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to recognize White Cane Safety Day to raise public awarenessRead more →

  • View or Download the 2014 Zoning Code Draft and Proposed Zoning Map

    Download the 2014 Zoning Code Draft and proposed Zoning Map right now on harrisburgpa.gov. Both documents will be discussed at June 5th City Council meeting beginning at 5;30pm.Read more →

  • Public Forum June 17th to discuss rehabilitation of the 4th and Emerald Street playground…

    The Pennsylvania Municipal League and Kaboom are partnering with the City of Harrisburg to facilitate the rehabilitation of the 4th and Emerald Street Playground. A public forum will be held to discuss the $47,000 application to Keystone communities program for this project will be held on June 17th from 4:30pm-6pm at the Dauphin County Library at 3rd andRead more →


    STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION Street Name: N FRONT ST From: FORSTER ST To: WALNUT ST Date from: 5/23/2014, FRIDAY Time from: 9:00:00 AM Date to: 5/26/2014, TUESDAY Time to: 7:00:00 AM Type of Closure: COMPLETE CLOSURE Closure Info: No access to N Front St. all side streets from Walnut St. to Forster St will be closed. Detour Info: Traffic will detour eastRead more →

  • Invitation to Bid- Project Number 2287-14 – Home Improvement Program/Lead I

    “Please be advised that the City of Harrisburg is extending the bid submission due date/time from May 26th 3:00 P.M. to May 27th 3:00 P.M. for Project Number 2287-14-Home Improvement Program/Lead I.”  You can find the bid notice here.Read more →


    The press conference for the City Hall Beautiful fund donations is cancelled for today and being rescheduled for next week to allow workers to complete repairs. Workers are still completing painting of the Public Safety rooms and installing flooring.  We will issue a new press release shortly with a new date for the tour ofRead more →