The PA Department of Community and Economic Development with support from Representative Jonathan Fritz, Representative Michael Peifer, and Senator Lisa Baker awarded the Greater Honesdale Partnership $90,000. to hire Downtown Revitalization Consultant, Derck & Edson. This grant was awarded through LSA-Monroe County Grant.
The scope of the consultant’s work will include Streetscape Designs, Façade Improvements, Strategic Planning, Downtown Master Plan, Gateway/Signage Planning, Alternative Transportation Planning, and Vacant Property Solutions. GHP is looking to further the initiatives of improved infrastructure, updated sidewalks, blithe facades, and replacing broken electric poles on Main Street. We are currently looking for the community to weigh in on improvement ideas.
Please take ten minutes of your time to complete this survey about architecture, sidewalks, pedestrian safety, and walkability. Downtown Honesdale Survey – Greater Honesdale Partnership
Greater Honesdale Partnership will also apply for designation this year. This Downtown Designation will give Honesdale priority grant monies for façade and street improvements. In doing so they will need to prove organizational sustainability. This requires current and future members to agree to a 5-year membership pledge. Please look for these pledge forms in our next e-blast.