Wolf Administration Tours State-Supported Community Revitalization Projects in Lansdowne, Delaware County

Lansdowne, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders and stakeholders on a tour of state-supported community revitalization projects in Lansdowne, Delaware County.

“Lansdowne is a great example of how a community can become stronger when public and private organizations work together,” said Secretary Davin. “The state is proud to be a partner in several key initiatives here in Lansdowne, and we look forward to continuing that partnership in the future.”

The tour allowed Secretary Davin to see several types of community revitalization projects ranging from artist co-working spaces to façade improvements. At Utility Works, tour members saw the conversion of an old PECO utility building into a thriving artist community with a small café and desks for rent. The Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation guided tour members through a designated Elm Street neighborhood and explained numerous ongoing community programs. The neighborhood also featured upgraded residential facades, which has improved the overall vibrancy of the street. The projects are supported through the Keystone Communities program, which establishes partnerships between public and private entities to support the growth and stability of communities.

“Lansdowne Borough and the Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation are honored to have been selected by the Secretary for this visit,” said Deborah Brodeur, LEDC executive director. “Our work in growing and improving our community would not have been possible without the funding and support of DCED. These funds have generated over a million dollars in private investments (more than a four to one match) and the change we are seeing in our community is remarkable. We look forward to continuing our partnership with DCED in the years to come.”

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Michael Gerber, DCED, 717.783.1132

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