HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) today announced that Community Strategies Group has been awarded a grant of $300,000 through the Blight Remediation Program for the acquisition and remediation of the Canal Street Station in Berwick Borough.
This project is Phase 1 of the Canal Street Reclamation and Reuse Project. The site, used as a scrap metal yard for the last 60 years, will be repaired and remodeled to host community activities that currently require shutting down main roadways through the town.
“This historic 117-year-old train station and four acres of riverfront property could provide incredible opportunities for the community, but it’s been little more than an eyesore for the last 60 years,” said Millard. “It’s time to take advantage of this property and turn a negative into a positive for the people of Berwick.”
The Blight Remediation Program, administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), provides funds for the acquisition, rehabilitation, reconstruction, demolition and clearing of blighted properties throughout the Commonwealth, as well as the planning and administrative costs of said projects.
The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania's economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania's economic growth.
Representative David Millard
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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