Main Street Morgantown is pleased to announce that they have been awarded $25,000 in Growing Healthy Communities assistance. The funding has been provided to the West Virginia Development Office through a special grant from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.
This funding will be used to complete Phase I of Downtown Morgantown Access Area Identification/Wayfinding Signage project. This project is being completed to increase physical activity and “active transportation” while promoting economic development in the Downtown Districts.
The project will begin by contracting a local business to design and manufacture signs based on the signage used on the Allegheny Passage. Once completed, four wayfinding signs will be installed on the Rail Trail to lead visitors and residents safely from the Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park, under the Deckers Creek underpass, and up Foundry Street. Lighting will also be installed to increase safety and visibility for the underpass. This project must be completed by June 30, 2015.
Main Street Morgantown, a tax exempt not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to the betterment of the Downtown and Wharf Districts through thoughtful revitalization. MSM focuses on creation of a safe and welcoming physical design in the district; active recruitment, retention and promotion of the district; preservation of local history through architecture and design in the district; and achievement of a vibrant and successful business community through partnership with local stakeholders, both public and private. For more information please visit our website or Facebook at www.downtownmorgantown.com or www.facebook.com/mainstreetmorgantown