Pennsylvania funds 14 local revitalization projects

    Shown is Easton’s Centre Square. The city’s development partnership received one of 12 state grants to help rebuild commercial districts and communities. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

    Shown is Easton’s Centre Square. The city’s development partnership received one of 12 state grants to help rebuild commercial districts and communities. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

    Towns and cities across the state are getting help rebuilding commercial districts and community.

    Last week, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Keystone Communities program was awarding $2.6 million in grants for revitalization programs across the state.

    Local governments and community development organizations in Philadelphia, Wilkinsburg, Clearfield, and Latrobe were awarded funds to help renovate facades in commercial districts, while the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, the Self Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania, and the city of Philadelphia were given money for accessibility projects.

    The city of Hazleton and the Butler County Redevelopment Authority were each awarded the largest grants, $500,000, to renovate historic structures into an arts center and hotel/restaurant, respectively.

    Click on our map above for more information about the revitalization projects.

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