Downtown Hanover’s Bank Lane to undergo art-filled transformation!

Downtown Hanover’s Bank Lane to undergo art-filled transformation!

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 - Main Street Hanover is excited to announce a streetscape transformation project launching during Sip & Stroll! Continuing to seek opportunities to implement portions of the Downtown Hanover Streetscape Design and Beautification Plan, Main Street Hanover has teamed up with consulting firm Team Better Block and project underwriter AARP of Pennsylvania to present a pop-up project to transform Bank Lane during this year’s Sip & Stroll, being held on June 8.

After visiting Hanover, Team Better Block, the consulting firm originally based out of Texas, created a concept plan to activate Bank Lane as a pedestrian alley with bold art elements. Volunteers will create a mural on the alley street with bright colors and build a variety of other elements that will be in place for the weekend.

Based on the feedback the public gave during the streetscape plan, Team Better Block generated a number of recommendations for installation in the alley that would further the goals of the community. Those recommendations include crosswalks, parklets, stencil art, seating, planters, wayfinding, and games.

“The alleys surrounding downtown Hanover are ripe for transformation,” says Main Street Hanover Executive Director Justine Trucksess, “This is an opportunity to demonstrate some changes during a one day event that could be implemented long-term. We are so grateful to have AARP of Pennsylvania as a supporter of this project and to be included in their efforts to improve walkability in our community for residents of all ages.”

The alley installation will be officially unveiled during Main Street Hanover’s signature event, Sip & Stroll, on June 8. Tickets for that event are on sale now. The alley will be open to the public, but the beer and wine samples for the event will be for ticket holders only. Tickets can be purchased here.

How you can help!

We need volunteers to help make these recommendations happen! Please consider signing up for a build workshop on Thursday, June 6 or Friday, June 7. All workshop times can be found on our page here.

Team Better Block is a transportation and placemaking focused public outreach firm that temporarily re-engineers auto-dominated, blighted and underused urban areas into vibrant centers.

Main Street Hanover, Inc. is a non-profit and collaborative effort supported by our partners, the Borough of Hanover and the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce. We are dedicated to expanding the economic capacity of downtown Hanover, thus improving the business environment, enhancing the quality of place, and increasing community synergy.

#### Justine Kilkelly Trucksess

Executive Director, Main Street Hanover

146 Carlisle Street

Hanover, PA 17331

717-637-6130 ext. 101

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