York may turn the Codorus Creek into a city attraction.
From many places in the downtown, the view of the creek leaves much to be desired. The creek is surrounded by rocks and steep slopes designed to prevent flooding.
“It’s really inaccessible to the public. It’s much more standoffish and doesn’t invite people to enjoy it,” said Kevin Schreiber, president and CEO of the York County Economic Alliance.
Officials have put together a new vision for a four-mile stretch of the creek from South George Street to Richland Avenue. They want to narrow the creek to make room for green space, walking paths, and a park.
“One needs to look at only any major city that has a waterfront, and if they have been able to improve that waterfront, there has been positive activity and investment as a result of that,” Schreiber said.
Schreiber says $500,000 went into just the design plans alone, and while there are no estimated construction costs, he says the Wolf administration has already expressed its support for helping fund the project.
The public is invited to share ideas for the project at an open house on Tuesday, January 29, at 445 West Philadelphia Street, beginning at 4 p.m.