MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO ANNOUNCE START OF MULDER SQUARE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AT PRESS CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY

Harrisburg, PA – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 242 Hummel St. to announce the start of work on the MulDer Square project to revitalize a key area of the Allison Hill neighborhood.

“The MulDer Square project will be a boon to the Allison Hill area and transform the section around Derry and Mulberry Streets,” Mayor Papenfuse said. “This is one of my administration’s most important community redevelopment initiatives and will directly benefit businesses and residents of Allison Hill.”

Gary Lenker, Exec. Director for Tri-County Housing, will join Mayor Papenfuse to kick off the MulDer Square project that will start with site preparation and demolition of five blighted properties on Hummel St.

MulDer Square is a joint revitalization project with the Commonwealth, the City of Harrisburg, Tri-County Housing, the Harrisburg Housing Authority, Brethren Housing and Tri-County Community Action Agency in the Mt. Pleasant area of Allison Hill. The boundaries of the project are the Mulberry St. Bridge, 13th St., Thompson St. and Kittatiny St. with the rehabilitation of Derry and Mulberry Streets as key infrastructure pieces.

Tri-County Housing will begin on Wednesday its $2.2 million housing project on Hummel Street that will include demolition of five houses and the construction of four townhomes. It also will include the rehabilitation of three other homes in the area.

Tri-County’s work will complement the 48 rental units that the Harrisburg Housing Authority is planning for Mulberry St. as well as new streetscapes, trees, lighting and sidewalks for Derry and Mulberry Streets.  The City will undertake infrastructure improvements through funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Total costs for the MulDer Square project is estimated at $31 million, including the $16 million from PennDot for upgrades to the Mulberry Street Bridge.

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