WAYNESBORO, PA. -- Trees, Victorian-style lights and an imprinted walkway installed at Rotary Parking Lot are contributing to town officials' vision for the downtown's future.
Patrick Fleagle, economic development director for Main Street Waynesboro Inc., said people can park for free in the municipal lot. They can go to West Main Street businesses through their back doors or by using a pedestrian walkway.
"Most of the changes that occurred down there are aesthetic changes that lend themselves to the idea of a plaza," Fleagle said. "I'm excited about the potential back there."
The borough maintenance department paved the lot last year, then Design Paving of Chambersburg, Pa., created an imprinted walkway around the lot, according to Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs.
"It didn't totally hold up in some of the higher traffic areas," Grubbs said of the walkway.
The contractor recently returned to apply a higher-grade tint, Grubbs said. He also applied sand in the joints to further create the illusion of bricks, he said.