York community group to unveil plans for redesigning Continental Square

Written by Megan Lello, witf Reporter and Producer | Sep 12, 2012 4:00 AM

(York) -- The Continental Square in downtown York dates back to the Colonial Era during the 1700s. But it could soon be revamped as part of a redesign project spearheaded by the York County Community Foundation. york-continental-square.jpg

The organization is holding a meeting this evening to present some of its plans for updating the square, which could include new trees and more seating, among other things.

Jane Conover, the group's vice president for community investment, says it's important for the plans to call attention to the area's historic tradition.

"We want to also make sure that whatever we do in the design integrates history," she says. "Continental Square is called 'Continental Square' because it is where one of the Continental Congresses was held, and so we want to make sure visitors to the square understand the history and can appreciate the history of that location."

Conover says one of the goals of the initiative is to encourage people to stay and visit the square, rather than simply pass through it.  

She says the group wants to hear from residents what they think about the plans presented at tonight's meeting.

The meeting will be held at 7pm tonight at the York City Council Chambers at 101 South George Street in York.

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