Check out some of the exciting projects focused on improving our community and public facilities, ranging from energy to walkability and much more...
Doe Run Road - Penryn Road Street Improvements
The improvements at the intersection of Doe Run Road and Penryn Road are under construction. The improvements required relocation of utility poles and include installation of storm drainage, a public water main, a new traffic signal to accommodate new left-turn lanes, curb and sidewalk. A center left-turn lane will be added between Doe Run Road and Stiegel Valley Road at North Penryn Road. The construction will generally occur on Doe Run Road from the Two Cousins Restaurant to the Doe Run Elementary School. Work on Penryn Road will occur from the bottom of the hill (Kreider fields, beginning of residents) on South Penryn Road to Brandt Street on North Penryn Road. Work is expected to be completed by November 2016. If you have questions, please contactMark Hiesterat the Township Office.
Doe Run Road - East High Street Pedestrian Enhancement Project
Penn Township and Manheim Borough are gearing up to extend sidewalks eastward past White Oak Road, creating a safer environment for pedestrians along this commercial corridor. For more information, visit the Project Page.
Tree Canopy Improvements
Throughout 2013, 166 trees were planted at Cedar Hollow Park, Sweetbriar Creek Park, and at the Township Campus. The Project Page contains more information about the volunteer-based park planting events and online photo albums.
Doe Run Road Water Treatment Facility Sustainability Project
The site of the Northwestern Lancaster County Authority's Water Treatment Facility is also part of a larger sustainability demonstration and education project. In addition to the solar panel array located there, green infrastructure improvements have been constructed to enhance water quality and to provide a learning experience for everyone to take advantage of.
Solar Panel Demonstration Projects
Our panel arrays are located on top of the Public Works Garages and at the Northwestern Lancaster County Authority's Water Treatment Facility. The Solar Project Page links to live power generation data that you can follow at home.
Streetscape Plan & Guidelines for Doe Run Road and North Penryn Road
The concept plans for this Streetscape Project illustrate the array of improvements proposed for these major community corridors connecting Manheim Borough, the Doe Run Road commercial district, and Penryn. Peruse the document to see the recommended improvements, streetscape elements, and conceptual drawings.
Penn Township Campus Landscaping Beautification Project
Completed by the volunteer efforts of Ryan Wood and Boy Scout Troop 47 of Manheim and generous material donations, this project dramatically improved the frontage of the Penn Township Campus. Find out more about the project and the people and businesses that made it possible.