The goal of the Design Committee is to create an inviting streetscape that emphasizes a sense of place and highlights the unique assets and historic character of Downtown Mount Joy.
Main Street Facade Improvement Grant
The façade enhancement grant is intended to stimulate private investment in the preservation of historic downtown architecture and to foster image-making improvements to downtown properties. Funding for the Main Street Mount Joy Matching Grant Program is provided from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development through the Pennsylvania Main Street Program and the Lancaster County Planning Commission through the Urban Enhancement Program. Grant approval is evaluated by deciding to what extent the proposed scope of work enlivens the public space, especially at the pedestrian level, by creating a new look, a brighter appearance, or an obvious upgrade to a blighted area.
Main Street Flower Planter Program
Enjoy seeing the floral bloom in the 27 planters that have been placed along Main Street?! We do! Our goal is to eventually have 45 planters lining Main Street in the Downtown. This program is award winning too! In 2007, Main Street Mount Joy was honored with the statewide Townie Award. These planters stand for much more. The flower planters represent creativity & innovation, strong community partnerships, hard work & dedication, and are an outward example of our community’s inward beauty. Each side of the planter can hold a sponsor. Area businesses and residents can sponsor a side, multiple sides, or a whole planter. As a sponsor, you will receive a Wilton Armetale plaque that has a specialized, engraved message; you can recognize yourself, your business, remember a loved one, or honor someone special to you.
Mount Joy glows during the holiday season thanks to Main Street Mount Joy volunteers and local utilities companies, including Hertzler Electric and Hawthorne Electric. Joy banners and lit stars line Main Street for approximately two miles attached to PPL utility poles. The frames of the stars were created by the Mount Joy Career & Technology Center and Main Street volunteers prepared each star by wrapping them with silver garland and a string of white lights.