Conshohocken Gets County Grant to Improve Parking Area at Sutcliffe Park

The Montgomery County Commissioners announced on July 21st that five projects in the county will receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants. The new grants are aimed at implementing the county comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision. The program is designed to assist municipalities in making physical improvements that achieve real progress toward the goals of the plan and the plan’s themes of Connected Communities, Sustainable Places, and Vibrant Economy.

Conshohocken received $120,000 to make improvements to the parking at Sutcliffe Park. From the press release:

Conshohocken will retrofit the parking area at Sutcliffe Park between Wood and Freedley Streets through the installation of green parking elements. The site will employ stormwater management measures to better control runoff and promote groundwater recharge through the use of decorative pavers and a rain garden. The green parking lot will also have environmental education signs, complete pedestrian connections to the park, provide ADA parking and accessibility, and promote waste disposal and recycling. The borough’s Community Revitalization Plan Update specifically cites the concerns of residents near the park as it relates to parking and stormwater management.