PINEVILLE, Ky. — The governor plans to recommend the Appalachian Regional Commission approve the City of Pineville’s application for the Courthouse Square Streetscape Renovation project.
Upon approval from ARC, the city will use more than $700,000 to upgrade streets and sidewalks following a major sewer and storm system overhaul in the Courthouse Square area.
The city plans to use the funds to widen the street around the Bell County Courthouse, install pavers in the parking areas, replace sidewalks, construct a conduit to place utilities underground and install public Wi-Fi in the Courthouse Square area.
Before ARC can approve the project, the city must submit a full application to the Department for Local Government (DLG), which administers ARC funding at the state level.
Courthouse Square already attracts thousands of visitors annually with the historic Bell Theater, local restaurants, bars and boutiques. If completed, this project is expected to attract more visitors and strengthen the tourism industry in the area.