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Midtown Harrisburg park in sight

Work has begun on a new park in Harrisburg’s midtown area, Mayor Stephen R. Reed today announced.

Work has begun on a new park in Harrisburg’s midtown area, Mayor Stephen R. Reed today announced.

Urban Meadows will be a block-long parkway that connects Harrisburg Area
Community College’s (HACC) Midtown Center with other midtown points between
the 1500 blocks of North Third and North Fourth streets, Reed said in a
statement. The adjacent Boyd
Street has been abandoned for the project, Reed
said.

Harrisburg
development group Powers & Associates is developing the park. The park is
part of the Midtown Master Plan the company designed to help revitalize midtown.

Powers developed HACC’s Midtown Center
last year and is building a 70,000-square-foot office and retail building
across the street from the center at the corner of North Third and Reily
streets.

Streetscape will be dug up and replaced with grass, trees
and other plants in the park. It will include benches, accent lighting, decorative walkways, new pedestrian
crosswalks, curb and street improvements and infrastructure enhancements, Reed
said.

The park will also act as an outdoor living classroom for
HACC students, Reed said. It will include green features, including storm-water
removal systems and plants that can be included in the school’s curriculums, he
said.

Work is expected to be completed this summer, Reed said.

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