Uptown business district

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Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon

Mt. Lebanon has been designated a recognized Keystone Main Street in Pennsylvania.

The municipality received the recognition through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Keystone Communities Program, which is designed to encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors that jointly support local initiatives such as the growth and stability of neighborhoods and communities; social and economic diversity; and a strong and secure quality of life. The program allows communities to tailor the assistance to meet the needs of its specific revitalization effort.

“Mt. Lebanon was previously recognized as a Keystone Main Street, resulting in many accomplishments. But more needs to be done,” state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, said in making the announcement about the recognition.

“The Mt. Lebanon Partnership, a volunteer nonprofit program, and the municipality have bold plans for Mt. Lebanon’s business district, none of which would be possible without this designation.”

Mt. Lebanon’s central business district revamp includes the Washington Road Streetscape Project, a placemaking plan with accessibility as a major driving factor, façade assistance and a series of popular events.

Communities can apply to receive designation through the program as a Keystone Main Street, Keystone Elm Street, Keystone Enterprise Zone, or Keystone Community.

Designation is an opportunity for targeted investment and development including the identification of specific needs for investment and/or development and the design and implementation of a strategy to address those needs.

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