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Harrisburg Transportation Center
Harrisburg Transportation Center
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Study area map
Study area map
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Preparing for public meeting
Preparing for public meeting
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Visioning Week brainstorming
Visioning Week brainstorming
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Discussing design principles at a Visioning Week public event
Discussing design principles at a Visioning Week public event
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Identifying study area opportunities and challenges
Identifying study area opportunities and challenges
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Capturing participant ideas during Visioning Week
Capturing participant ideas during Visioning Week
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HTC TOD area concept plan (December 2017)
HTC TOD area concept plan (December 2017)
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Paxton Creek concept plan segments (February 2018)
Paxton Creek concept plan segments (February 2018)
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Paxton Creek Park north section concept (February 2018)
Paxton Creek Park north section concept (February 2018)
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Paxton Creek Park central section concept (February 2018)
Paxton Creek Park central section concept (February 2018)
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Paxton Creek Park south section concept (February 2018)
Paxton Creek Park south section concept (February 2018)

 Project Highlights

Purpose

The purpose of the Harrisburg Transportation Center (HTC) Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) initiative is to redevelop the blighted area north and east of the station while increasing train and bus ridership.
 

​Description

PennDOT led a TOD study for a four-block (approximately 60-acre) area behind the HTC between State and Mulberry Streets, Cameron Street, and the train tracks. Visioning Week, held in September 2016, was the centerpiece of a multifaceted public engagement strategy.

The TOD study determined that the HTC and a number of adjacent and nearby properties possess potential for new, transit-oriented, mixed-use development, which could encourage wider use of rail, bicycle, and pedestrian transportation modes. The project yielded design concepts and potential site plans that were presented at a community open house in December 2016.

Following input from the open house, a master plan was developed to establish an implementation phasing plan to meet the following goals:​​

Click to view an interactive Executive Summary of the HTC TOD Master Plan. For the full master plan document, see the links under Documents on this page.

The flood potential of nearby Paxton Creek was identified during the study as a critical concern. The Paxton Creek Master Plan, developed concurrently with the HTC TOD Master Plan, provides a comprehensive strategy to restore the natural ecological function of the creek through the study area to reduce flooding and support TOD development. PennDOT is conducting detailed field surveys, hydrologic analysis, and preliminary design to confirm project feasibility and acquire the necessary federal and state permits. For the full Paxton Creek Master Plan, see the links under Documents on this page.​

Implementation of the HTC TOD Master Plan is designed to be completed in phases:

These concepts may advance for further study and/or implementation through future multi-disciplined public- and private-sector efforts.

Submit comments to PennDOT on the HTC TOD Master Plan and/or the Paxton Creek Master Plan.
 

status

Planning began in June 2016 and multiple conceptual design scenarios were unveiled at an open house in December 2016. The Paxton Creek study was initiated in April 2017. The TOD Master Plan and Paxton Creek Master Plan were released in March 2018, followed by another public open house to discuss the plans and potential implementation​​.
 

funding Partners

PennDOT led the planning phase of this multifaceted initiative​.