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York's North Beaver Street wins statewide designationStreet is hub for restaurants, eclectic shops adjoining York Central Market

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York's North Beaver Street.
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York's North Beaver Street, a hub of shops, boutiques and restaurants in the White Rose City, has captured a top award from a statewide organization.

The first block of North Beaver has been named a “Great Public Street” by the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Planning Association.

It was one of two corridors in the state, along with State Street in Media, Delaware County, to win the APA award, officials said.

Streets are judged by a variety of factors, including how they relate to adjacent land uses and their importance for local businesses. “Special emphasis is placed on ‘complete’ streets that service and take into account all users, whether auto, pedestrian, bicycle or transit,” said a news release from York City organization Downtown Inc.

The first block of North Beaver Street is home to York Central Market, and closes to traffic for York’s monthly “First Friday” celebration and some other community events.

The award is given as part of the planning organization’s “Great Places in Pennsylvania” program, which was launched in 2014 to recognize unique and memorable places throughout the state, Downtown Inc officials also said.

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