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  • 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 →

  • Thanks to Businessman Scott Appel and Touch of Color Flooring

    Thanks to Businessman Scott Appel and Touch of Color Flooring

    By Matt Zencey | mzencey@pennlive.com The Patriot-News Email the author | Follow on Twitter on February 20, 2014 at  8:15 AM Harrisburg’s police officers got about 2,000 square feet of new carpeting in their downtown headquarters Saturday, thanks to a donation from Touch of Color flooring. It’s the first big donation landed by Mayor EricRead more →

  • STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

    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 →

  • 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 →

  • Notice of Street Closure: N 4TH ST from SENECA ST to SCHUYLKILL ST

    CITY OF HARRISBURG – STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION Street Name: N 4TH ST From: SENECA ST To: SCHUYLKILL ST Date/Time from: 4/11/2014, FRIDAY, 10:00 AM (10:00) Date/Time to: 4/11/2014, FRIDAY, 4:00 PM (16:00) Type of Closure: COMPLETE CLOSURE Closure Info: CONTRACTOR WILL BE DOING STREET RESTORATION WORK. Detour Info: USE N 3RD STREET AS ALTERNATIVE If you haveRead more →

  • Notice of Street Closure: BASIN ST from N 6TH ST to N 7TH ST

    CITY OF HARRISBURG – STREET CLOSURE/CRANE SETTING NOTIFICATION Street Name: BASIN ST From: N 6TH ST To: N 7TH ST Date/Time from: 4/16/2014, WEDNESDAY, 9:00 AM (09:00) Date/Time to: 4/16/2014, WEDNESDAY, 1:00 PM (13:00) Type of Closure: PARTIAL CLOSURE Closure Info: HB MCCLURE CO WILL BE CLOSING BASIN STREET FROM N 6TH ST TO N 7TH STRead more →

  • New City Beautiful Fund and City Poet Laureate Announced

    New City Beautiful Fund and City Poet Laureate Announced

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014,  announced creation of the City Hall Beautiful fund and the city’s first Latino Poet Laureate during a series of events Monday to commemorate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Harrisburg. “We spent the day supporting community service events,” said Mayor Papenfuse.  “ItRead more →

  • Mayor Papenfuse Announces New Public Safety Team

    Mayor Papenfuse Announces New Public Safety Team

    Mayor-Elect Eric Papenfuse, who took office Monday in a ceremony at City Hall, announced a new public safety team Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at the swearing-in ceremony of Thomas Carter as Police Chief of the City of Harrisburg. Derek Moody, a 20-year-veteran of the force, also was sworn in as police captain.At a press conference following the swearing-in, PapenfuseRead more →

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