Main Street District Streetscape Improvements – Borough of Steelton, Dauphin County, PA
Steelton Borough is revitalizing its downtown business district by redeveloping its Main Street District streetscape. This initiative is vital to the Borough’s goal to overcome the current deterioration of the area, which began as a result of the devastation caused by Hurricane Agnes’ flooding in 1972. Demographic records show that there has been a 50% decrease in population since the flooding. Another contributing factor to the decline is an overall neglect for property maintenance.
This project encompasses three years of planning, including analysis of future needs and the development of a Master Plan for downtown Steelton. The project involves new development areas, streetscape enhancements (i.e., new sidewalks, curbing, crosswalks, signage), and gateways on both northern and southern sides of the Main Street Districts, bus shelters, and tree planting. The enhancements will be completed in five separate construction phases and will entail pedestrian safety, illumination, traffic calming and circulation, heritage elements, and green landscaping.
HRG currently serves as the Borough’s Engineer and is contributing to the success of this revitalization effort by providing infrastructure design services, traffic analyses, construction phase services, and overall project management.
Client / Owner
Borough of Steelton
123 North Front Street
Steelton, PA 17113
- Total Project Cost of $5.4 Million
- Funding Sources include DCED-Community Development Block Grant, Pennsylvania Economic Development Agency (PEDA) Business Center Site Grant, and Hometown Streets Funds
Contact an HRG Municipal Professional for more information on this project or related services.