It's a NEW day for Downtown Pembroke.
In November, The Town of Pembroke held a brief ceremony to celebrate and mark the start of public downtown revitalization improvements. (Union Chapel Road Phase I Improvements) These projects will feature new streetscape design-including new brick sidewalks, improved lighting, utility upgrades and landscaping-creating a safer, more inviting downtown for residents and visitors. The Union Chapel Phase I Improvements project is the first in a series of downtown public improvement projects and will coincide with the opening of the A.S. Thomas Center.
These improvements will be continued throughout the downtown thanks to a $5.2 million U.S. Department of Transportation BUILD grant awarded to the Town of Pembroke. The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant will be used for much-needed infrastructure improvements, primarily in the downtown district of the Town. Town and North Carolina Department of Transportation funding will join the BUILD grant award for a total estimated project cost of $6.69 million. The bulk of the funding will be used for new multi-modal transportation improvements and increased interconnectivity infrastructure in downtown Pembroke with the goal of creating a safer, more pedestrian-friendly area for residents and visitors.
Where Fun is Included...
Introducing the A. S. Thomas Center, 36,000 square feet of pure enjoyment. It’s the heart of the upcoming revitalization of downtown. The center will offer delicious dining options and additional retail shops. The second floor features The Lofts, designed especially for UNCP students. It’s the total package.