Lansdale Slated For Downtown Makeover

Location of Lansdale in Montgomery County

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Downtown Lansdale is getting “spruced up” soon thanks to a $500,000 federal grant procured by U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz and an additional $1.8 million dollars in funding from the Transportation Equity Act of 2005.

A ceremonial groundbreaking is scheduled for January 24th at Railroad Plaza, on the corner of Main and Madison Streets.  The construction will take place on several streets in downtown Lansdale.

New sidewalks, streetlights and (dare I say) shade trees are being added to bring curb appeal to the downtown shopping district.  Wonder if Mr. Hylton was consulted about this???  

The contractor, Wexcon Inc., will be establishing a construction headquarters in Lansdale, which is expected to cut costs.  Wexcon is trying to make the project minimally invasive to downtown merchants by doing construction in one block increments and on one side of the street at a time.  Sounds better than ripping up the entire downtown all at once!

A webcam installation is being considered so residents can watch the progress on the borough website.

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2 comments on “Lansdale Slated For Downtown Makeover

  1. Rub our noses in it Roy!! LOL Where is Pottstown when the grants are being written and money handed out? Why don’t we have a staff of full-time grant writers? They’d pay their own way.

  2. They keep losing their jobs because Grant funding for their positions run out…or so I’m led to believe.

    My question is why does the process need to be so difficult to navigate (other than there’s only so much money to go around)?

    Good Luck, Lansdale!

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