Wolf Administration Tours State-Funded Community Revitalization Projects in Chambersburg
Chambersburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs Rick Vilello joined local leaders for a tour of downtown Chambersburg, Franklin County. The tour highlighted the downtown district’s progress in recent years as well as the state funding from the Wolf Administration that has contributed to its success.
“This tour gives us a chance to see all the progress that Chambersburg has made, and what they’re doing right,” Vilello said. “Looking at the success of places like Chambersburg helps us provide a model to other communities across Pennsylvania.”
The tour began after a brief discussion in the Chamber of Commerce Building about the downtown district. Led by Downtown Chambersburg Inc., the tour included various stops on Main Street and Queen Street. It also included the visitors center, the Coyle Free Library, and several other points of interest in the downtown district. Along the way, Vilello discussed how state funding through programs like the Multimodal Transportation Fund and Keystone Communities has helped develop projects like the Central Parking Lot on Main Street and has supported the development of a comprehensive plan for downtown Chambersburg.
“We are excited to host Deputy Secretary Vilello for a tour of Downtown Chambersburg,” said Samuel Thrush, president of Downtown Chambersburg, Inc. “There is a lot to show. We have seen investments made by the public, non-profit, and private sectors in recent years and we certainly believe that there is more to come. Downtown Chambersburg is crucial to the growth of the greater Chambersburg area.”
Michael Gerber, DCED, 717.783.1132