LOWER PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP (March 18, 2018) – Lower Providence Township has received a 2018 Montco 2040 Implementation Grant for its project to install sidewalk connections in its Park Pointe business park. The $100,000 grant, aimed at implementing the county comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision, is one of fourteen recently awarded by the Montgomery County Commissioners.
The project includes installation of sidewalks to complete pedestrian gaps in the Park Pointe business park along Eisenhower, Adams, and Jefferson Avenues. A crosswalk also will be installed to improve access to an existing pathway that connects the business park to nearby retail development including a Wawa and several restaurants.
The project was identified in the master plan for the business park and will improve pedestrian safety, encourage healthy lifestyles, and improve connections to surrounding developments and destinations.
The Montco 2040 grant program is intended to assist municipalities in making targeted physical improvements that achieve real progress toward the goals of Montco 2040 and its themes of Connected Communities, Sustainable Places, and Vibrant Economy. The grant awards account for over $1,5 million and since the program’s inception in 2016, over $3.7 million has been awarded to projects.
Information on all the grant recipients is available at the program website: www.montcopa.org/Montco2040GrantProgram .