State Street Beautification Project

In an effort to continue revitalization efforts in the City of Harrisburg, the Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP) have adopted several city blocks. The most recent project HYP is undertaking is a landscape renovation of the median of State Street between Front and Third Streets. This median is currently patched grass and dirt. It is crossed by pedestrians consistently and poorly maintained. HYP envisions the installation of plantings the length of the median. These plantings include colored perennial flowers at the tips of each median, State and Front Street, State and Second Street both sides, and State and Third Street. In the intermediate part of the median the installation of a robust, limited maintenance plant is proposed.

HYP is in the process of raising funds for this project. The goal of $40,000 will cover the expenses outlined in the scope of work below. We are asking you to join in the funding effort in order that we can bring this project to fruition. To date we have secured $11,200 from donors. We need to reach our goal of $40,000 and we need your help. You can donate any amount toward this project, but please consider donating. This project will go a long way in the effort to continue to beautify our beloved city.

The project will take place over two days, 28-29 September 2012.

Please click here to visit the fundraising website, and select the option to Donate to HYP's State Street Beautification Project. All donations to HYP are tax deductible. 

Please refer to the PDF document at the bottom of this page for more information.

Scope of Work:

1. Remove the top 6 inches of grass and soil from the entire length of the median, Front to Second Street and Second Street to Third Street.
2. Provide and Install textile planting fabric to mitigate weed growth.
3. Provide and install approximately 250 per median of Feather Reed Grass
4. Provide and install at the tips of each median approximately 25 Stonecrop Flower
5. Provide and install stone in the flower bed the length of each median.
6. Water plants throughout the project
7. Daily/Final Cleanup

State Street "Before" Picture (as of August 2012):

Before Picture

 

HYP Beautification Project Renderings:

Renderings 1

Renderings 2

 

Please click here to visit the fundraising website, and select the option to Donate to HYP's State Street Beautification Project. All donations to HYP are tax deductible.

Please refer to the PDF document attached below for more information

Please contact beautification@hyp.org with questions.

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HYP State Street Beautification Press Release.pdf83.82 KB