Wolf Administration Tours State-Supported Community Revitalization Projects in Lancaster

Lancaster, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs Rick Vilello joined local leaders and stakeholders on a tour of state-supported community revitalization projects in Lancaster.

“It’s easy to see from the vibrancy of the downtown that the leaders of Lancaster have a strong unified vision for the city’s future,” said Deputy Secretary Vilello. “The Wolf Administration has strongly supported Lancaster in its journey to becoming an urban gem of the state, and we’re going to continue to provide help and guidance along the way.”

Hosted by Mayor Danene Sorace, the tour took the group to see a variety of community revitalization projects, including several overseen by the Spanish American Civic Association (SACA). Highlights included Chesapeake Street Homeowner Housing, a 12-unit owner-occupied affordable townhouse unit constructed by SACA Development Corporation and supported by DCED through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program; and the Southeast Lancaster Elm Street, which is supported by DCED’s Keystone Communities Program. The tour concluded at Tec Centro, a workforce development center supported by DCED through the Neighborhood Assistance Program.

“Lancaster City has benefitted from the Department of Community and Economic Development’s investments,” said Mayor Sorace. “We are looking forward to showcasing how their dollars have been leveraged by significant private investment for the betterment – indeed, the long-term sustainability – of our community.”

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Sarah DeSantis, 717.783.1132

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