A groundbreaking ceremony in Oxford recently kicked off the construction of a highly anticipated 300-space parking garage, writes Steven Hoffman for the Chester County Press.
Dozens of people gathered in the parking lot between Second and Third streets for the start of the project, which has been hailed as a catalyst for economic development and commercial growth for the borough.
“As we continue to work for the betterment of Oxford,” said Oxford Borough Council president Susan Lombardi, “this ceremony affords us a unique opportunity to bring attention to the revitalization of the borough.”
Oxford Mayor Lorraine Durnan Bell emceed the event and reminded everyone that the need for parking in the business district had been discussed for decades. She said it was a topic of discussion even in 1972, when her family moved there.
Both Lombardi and Bell thanked state and county officials who helped the borough secure more than half of the $7 million required for the project.
Read more about Oxford’s forthcoming parking garage in the Chester County Press here.