Mt. Lebanon recognized as Keystone Main Street

Designation will assist in Mt. Lebanon’s central business district revamp

HARRISBURG, Dec. 26 – Mt. Lebanon, a community in the 42nd Legislative District, has been designated a recognized Keystone Main Street in Pennsylvania, announced state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny.

Miller said Mt. Lebanon 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,” Miller said. “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.”

Miller said 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; a series of popular events; and much more.

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.

More information on the Keystone Communities Program can be found here.