Public meeting set to look at future of York’s interchange area

YORK – A very important public meeting has been scheduled for Jan. 31, during which the public will b able to see possible future ideas for the York interchange area as well as give their input.

City officials say all ages are welcome.

This planning/comment session is imperative at this time as York has received a multi-million dollar grant which will expand pedestrian access and infrastructure throughout the city, including at the interchange. Part of this major project will include an extension of the trail system as well as a pedestrian bridge over Highway 81 at the interchange commercial area.

Also happening at this time are a variety of proposed business projects which have come up since these improvements and developments have been announced. The city has also expanded its TIF area to include this area of the city as well as expanded zoning which would allow multi-family housing in the commercial area there.

The public meeting will take place between 4:30 and 6 p.m., at the Holthus Convention Center. No formal presentation is planned so attendees can come and go as they please.

Dr. Sue Crawford, city administrator, and Mayor Barry Redfern said this week, “The City of York invites the community to a public open house to share ideas for a new development plan near the Interstate 80 and Highway 81 interchange. The area has seen growth in recent years and with new amenities coming to the area, like a bicycle and pedestrian bridge and trail connections north to the city, it is important to plan for the future development. Tell us what’s missing, what there is already enough of and what you want to see in the future for residents and visitors.”

If someone needs transportation assistance, in order to attend, they can call 402-362-7626, extension 1.

If someone wants more information, they can call Dr. Crawford at 402-363-2600 or email her at scrawford@cityofyork.net.

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