A note from New Hope Borough Council President Connie Gering:
I am pleased to announce that New Hope Borough has been awarded a $1.75 million dollar grant towards the construction of a new parking garage, funded by Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. Council and I extend our deepest gratitude to State Senator Steve Santarsiero who supported our proposal, and to Governor Wolf for his forward-looking leadership.
I also want to take a moment to clear up some confusion...There was some reporting over this past weekend about the location and height of the garage. I want to assure everyone that the location of the garage has not yet been determined. Work on the design and location is in the preliminary planning stages. Your Borough government will be considering all viable options, details of which will be announced and constituent feedback gathered before decisions are made.
As anyone who has lived in or visited New Hope can tell you, the lack of adequate parking has been a problem for close to 50 years. As the key tourist, arts, dining, shopping and entertainment center in Bucks County, New Hope Borough often sees as many as 20,000 visitors during peak spring, summer, and fall weekends.
This garage will be a welcome addition to the Borough and will allow for easier access and less congestion as people will no longer be forced to circle the town to find parking. The increased ease of finding a parking spot will benefit all businesses and non-profits, making it better for residents and tourists alike to take advantage of all our town has to offer.
We look forward to sharing more information as we start the process of making this a reality.
~ Connie Gering,