Main Street Hanover Streetscape Plan Moves Forward

Downtown Hanover Streetscape: Design and Beautification Plan Moves Forward

The Borough of Hanover and Main Street Hanover, through the Downtown Economic Development Committee of the Borough Council, have chosen a consultant to conduct the Downtown Hanover Streetscape Design and Beautification Plan. This plan will help to chart a multi-year, multi-phase effort to make physical improvements to the downtown that will enhance the quality of place and improve transportation and parking.

The goal of the plan is to provide a safe, functional, aesthetically pleasing, environmentally sustainable streetscape plan that includes pedestrian spaces and walkways that accommodate people of all ages and physical abilities. This plan will help shape the future for our Central Business District through a streetscape plan that speaks to the essence of what makes Hanover unique, through understanding our community and using its spirit as the inspiration for the final design.

Simone Collins, from Norristown, PA, will be leading this effort as the chosen consultant for the plan. Their background in urban planning, landscape design and transportation planning make them perfectly suited to engage the community in this holistic planning approach.

Main Street Hanover is excited to be a part of this project. A portion of this project will be funded by a Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Keystone Communities Planning Grant. This grant was awarded to our community because of the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers demonstrating to the state what is needed in our community and how we plan to make it a reality.

A public meeting about the streetscape plan will be held on April 11 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hanover Borough Office. We encourage residents to attend this meeting and share their opinions.