City moves forward to replace blighted buildings with pocket park

Shown Tuesday is 118 and 122 E. Independence St., Shamokin, which will likely be razed to make way for a pocket park, tentatively called “Illumination Station.” City leaders hope that the public space will be the start of a makeover for the business district.

SHAMOKIN — Plans are moving forward to replace two blighted buildings with a pocket park that city leaders hope will be the start of a makeover for the business district.

The city anticipates that 118 and 122 E. Independence St. will soon be razed and a public space, tentatively called “Illumination Station,” created to promote Independence Street. The buildings, which are in an advanced state of disrepair, were recently acquired by the city.

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