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Bellefonte will review Diamond re-design concepts

BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte’s historic Diamond may be getting a facelift.

Tonight, Bellefonte Borough Council will review Bellefonte Diamond Re-design Concepts at a special council work session beginning at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers. Those interested in the work session can attend in-person at 236 W. Lamb St. in Bellefonte. The work session can also be viewed live on YouTube or via recording on C-NET (Xfinity Channel 7 in Centre County).

According to a release from the borough, no approval on vote or design concepts is scheduled for tonight. Council will, however, consider the next steps, including the approval of scheduling a formal public hearing to gather public input. The design concepts would eliminate some of downtown Bellefonte’s parking spaces.

Temporary work, including the installation of plastic curbing and delineators in the are of the Diamond, is scheduled to take place in August.

The discussion about changes to Bellefonte’s Diamond have been ongoing since last July, when Stephanie Wilson, 36, was killed when she was struck by a pick up truck. Wilson had parked her car along High Street and then attempted to cross the street by the Diamond crosswalk. Wilson was walking toward the Brockerhoff House when she was struck, according to published reports.

There have been a pair of crashes at or near the Diamond.

Following the work session, council hold its regular meeting. That is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and will also be streamed live on YouTube.

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