The plan takes an in-depth look at the transportation infrastructure and provides recommendations to transform the corridor into a multimodal boulevard. The plan then reviews the economic status of the corridor and, through the identification of two catalyst sites, provides conceptual ideas and a detailed breakdown of the investment that is needed to revitalize these underutilized properties.
Additionally, the plan provides recommendations for broader policies
and programs that the city can implement in order to help drive revitalization of the Division Street corridor. The City of Harrisburg is currently updating its Comprehensive Plan. Ideas and concepts identified during this planning process were considered and incorporated into the recommendations for the Division Street corridor.
Key landmarks along the corridor include the Academy Manor Neighborhood, Italian Lake, the Former William Penn High School, Camp Curtin Academy, the Zembo Shrine, and the Uptown Shopping Plaza. The corridor is home to a diverse population in terms of both income and race. The median household income varies along the corridor from approximately $20,000 to $70,000, from east to west. The percentage of the population living below the poverty level, also varies greatly from three percent to 71 percent. The block groups along the corridor range in African American populations from 12 percent to 72 percent and white populations from one percent to 64 percent.