Wolf Administration Announces Details of Easton Infrastructure Project Supporting Businesses, Residents, and Visitors
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders and economic development professionals to announce the details of a recently-approved parking garage infrastructure project in Easton, Northampton County funded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).
“This critical infrastructure project is a necessary component of a long-term business development growth plan for Easton,” Secretary Davin said. “It’s exciting news for residents, and great news for local businesses that will benefit from the increased access to the area by visitors looking to experience all that downtown Easton has to offer.”
The project, which was awarded a $1 million grant through RACP, will construct a 350-car pre-cast concrete parking garage to accommodate the growing economy and population in downtown Easton. In the past two years alone, 48 retail shops and 150 new apartments have opened in the downtown area. Additionally, Lafayette College has moved 80 employees downtown, and the Da Vinci Science Center has selected downtown Easton as the site for its proposed $130 million science center, expected to bring in an additional 600,000 visitors annually.
“The Wolf Administration has been very supportive of our efforts and is a partner in all of our recent success in the revitalization of Easton,” said Salvatore J. Panto, mayor of Easton.
Michael Gerber, DCED, 717.783.1132