The Downtown Camp Hill Association (DCHA) is a main street revitalization organization that specifically covers the downtown Camp Hill business district along Market Street between 15th and 25th Streets.
Façade Grant Application
The Downtown Camp Hill Facade Grant Program was established by the Borough of Camp Hill in 2019. The goal of the program is to create, maintain, restore, and preserve the commercial building inventory in the designated downtown business district by assisting building owners and tenants, making the buildings more attractive to prospective businesses, more appealing to shoppers and visitors, and more viable as a community asset.
Façade Grant Application
Workshops for Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, and Employees
The First Step Workshop will be re-scheduled when COVID-19 mandates are lifted.
Free Workshop – The First Step: Starting and Planning a Small Business
The Business & Career Center located in the Fredricksen Library offers a wealth of business-related information and workshops. Visit their website to learn more.
Monthly Meeting Information
- Board of Directors – First Tuesday of the month at 5 pm in the Borough Offices
- Design Committee – Last Thursday of the month at 9 am in the Borough Offices
- Business Development Committee – Last Tuesday of the month at 12 pm at a downtown Camp Hill restaurant
- Promotion Committee – Last Thursday of the month at 3 pm at Blooms by Vickrey
History of Organization
In July of 2016, a report was done by the Urban Land Institute regarding the Camp Hill Borough Business District Corridor. The report offered several suggestions for strengthening the downtown. One suggestion was to create an organization to promote the downtown and act as a liaison between the businesses and Borough Council.
In early 2018, Simone Collins Landscape Architects prepared a streetscape plan for the corridor. The plan suggested that a main street manager be hired to promote the district.
By May of 2018, the Borough hired Mary Beth Brath to form a main street organization that would follow the Four Point Main Street Approach as established by Main Street America; a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, Inc., a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
In June of 2018, the Downtown Camp Hill Association started to take shape. The DCHA office is located in the Borough Offices.
The DCHA specifically focuses on the downtown business district along Market Street between 15th and 25th Streets.
The Downtown Camp Hill Association supports and strengthens the Downtown Business District using the Main Street approach. A volunteer-driven association, it collaborates with local government and is focused on streetscape revitalization, building a strong enterprise ecosystem, and being a catalyst for economic prosperity and community gathering spaces.
The Downtown Camp Hill Association and its board are committed to building a prosperous and diverse business district that supports a walkable and shopable neighborhood concept, inspires community connections and entrepreneurial potential, and believes a vibrant downtown is the heart and soul of this historic Borough.