News of Progress
The signals are green
on Lawrenceville Main Street, with steady progress being made!
- Weeden Park Gazebo Dedicated to Art Schonheiter
July 2012. Lawrenceville Main Street President Howard Nelson announced at a recent Music in the Park that the gazebo which occupies a central place for our Weeden Park events has been dedicated in honor of retired LMS Executive Director Art Schonheiter for his years of service to the Lawrenceville community.
Art and his gracious wife Pina are seen above, as they so often are at our events. Thanks Art, for your leadership and hard work that have made Lawrenceville a better place to live!
- Main Street Welcomes New Executive Director
Lindsey Bohra has been appointed to succeed Art Shonheiter, as the organization continues to move forward. Full details.
- Another great Annual Jubilee!
Thousands of visitors attended this exciting event. See the video!
- LawrencevilleMain Street Reaccredited
We are proud to announce that we have again been designated an accredited National Main Street Program by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For the past six years, LMS has met the 10 required standards for administration and performance in strengthening the local economy and preserving its history. Click the certificate for a larger view.
"Accredited Main Street programs are meeting the challenges of the recession head on and are successfully using a focused, comprehensive revitalization strategy to keep their communities vibrant and sustainable," said Doug Loescher, director of the National Main Street Center.
- Main Street Streetscape Project Completed
Lawrence Township has concluded a $201,782 contract for decorative streetlights and sidewalks, benches and bicycle racks in the historic Main Street area. Work included new sidewalks and driveway aprons affecting Main Street and adjacent parts of other roads.
Most recently, the new street lamps were turned on, brightening the village area. This work was enabled by a $275,000 Federal grant administred through the state Department of Transportation. Main Street and municipal initiatives were essential to planning this. This follows the repaving of Main Street completed earlier. Mayor comments favorably: Ribboncutting and more information.