Open House Set for Harrisburg Train Station Transit Oriented Development Plan Review

Nov. 22, 2016 Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), in partnership with the City of Harrisburg and the Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority, is conducting an open house to unveil three conceptual designs for the Harrisburg Transportation Center (HTC) Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) study.

The Open House is scheduled for Tuesday Dec. 6, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the HTC Observation Room and is open to all members of the public.

PennDOT is conducting a TOD concept study to redevelop the HTC and surrounding Market Street corridor as a vibrant, transit-oriented center. The study will promote the reuse and redevelopment of adjacent parcels, walkability and accessibility enhancements, sense of place, and overall economic development.

“We have listened to the public during the Visioning Week sessions in September, and we have incorporated those ideas into these draft plans,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “We continue to look to the community to guide us as we move these plans forward, and this latest session is a great opportunity for residents to make sure we are on the right track.”

Following the Visioning Week sessions, three conceptual design plans have been refined and selected as the preferred Master Plan alternatives for the study area. They reflect public input and represent feasible, market-driven opportunities to promote redevelopment. Upon completion of the study, these different scenarios may be advanced for implementation to promote redevelopment, business attraction, and improved connectivity to the train station and adjacent neighborhoods.

Residents, business owners, and the general public are encouraged to participate in the planning process on Dec. 6 to ensure the improvements are representative of the community’s vision for the area. The TOD redevelopment area encompasses a four-block area located between State and Mulberry Streets, Cameron Street, and the train tracks in the City of Harrisburg.

More information can be found at http://www.planthekeystone.com/HbgTOD.html.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Rich Kirkpatrick or Erin Waters-Trasatt, 717-783-8800

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