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Public Input Welcome on Codorus Creek

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January 28, 2019

 The York County Economic Alliance (YCEA) and Buchart Horn, Inc. are hosting a public open house to garner input, ideas, and feedback regarding conceptual designs for the beautification of the Codorus Creek. 

Open House Details:
All public and media are invited to attend

When: Tuesday, January 29 from 4-6 p.m.
Where: Buchart Horn (445 W. Philadelphia Street).  
Details: Parking deck on the right-hand side of W. Philadelphia St. and in rear of Gas Alley; Access will be at both lower & street levels.

“Communities that have improved and invested in waterfronts have seen exponentially positive economic ripple effect,” said Kevin Schreiber, President & CEO of the YCEA. “The Codorus Creek is a natural amenity that binds our community, commerce, and recreation together. We have many decades and iterations of designs to improve this section of the Codorus. It is our intention that this work lays the foundation to create a more beautiful, walkable, and accessible waterfront.” 

Through the support of a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development grant over the course of one year, the YCEA engaged Buchart Horn, Inc., and CS Davidson Inc., to develop designs and conduct hydraulic modeling for conceptual physical improvements to the Codorus Creek. The design area stretches from Richland Avenue to North George Street. The project team includes the YCEA, City of York, Downtown Inc, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, Watershed Alliance of York, Genevieve Ray, York County Conservation District, York College of Pennsylvania, Buchart Horn, Inc., CS Davidson, Inc., and the US Army Corps of Engineers.   

“The importance and value of successful beautification will impact the everyday environment, water flow, placemaking, and enhance the green infrastructure in our community,” added Schreiber. 

This event will showcase schematic designs of conceptual improvements to the Codorus Creek. Importantly, this project analyzed the hydraulic flow of the Codorus Creek, an important metric that is vital to any proposed improvements. That analysis is a first since the 1930s. Building off of many concepts and designs of the past, engineers were able to apply data to determine the feasibility of improvements while maintaining the flow and flood capacity of the water channel.

The Codorus Creek Beautification Initiative was awarded funding through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), DCED, and the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). 

About the YCEA
YCEA drives York County’s economic growth by leveraging the collaboration, resources and expertise needed to create sustainable prosperity. For information on the York County Economic Alliance visitwww.yceapa.org.

Katie Mahoney
Vice President, Marketing & Communications