New Hope will build a five-level parking garage on borough-owned land one block from South Main Street, according to a news release announcing a state grant program award Wednesday.
The state will provide $1.75 million for construction of the 350-car garage on New Street and for updating road paving between the garage and South Main Street to allow for pedestrian walkways and a shuttle service.
“The borough welcomes the opportunity to move forward with this grant for a new parking garage,” said New Hope Borough Manager Peter Gray in the release. “With an off-street parking site, the borough will be able to provide needed relief to visitors of New Hope who come to enjoy the various restaurants and shopping that are offered.”
Borough officials were not immediately available for comment. The potential construction of a parking garage on the grassy hill adjacent to borough hall has been discussed over the years.
The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program providing the grant is dedicated to the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.
“I want to thank Governor Wolf for prioritizing RACP funds for projects like these, providing important state investments in our local economy,” said State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10). “The parking garage project will make New Hope more accessible, boosting revenue for many small businesses in our local economy.”