PHILIPSBURG – The Philipsburg Revitalization Corporation has announced the first round of Façade Improvement Grants to Main Street Businesses and property owners. The program seeks to develop a more coherent, creative and attractive appearance in downtown Philipsburg.
The program, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, has so far awarded to: Dr. John Mackin, Elaine Adams, Wesley Swartout, and Shelby Luse. Owners will be required to match all funds provided.
The Program is designed to:
• Make positive, high-impact visual improvements to commercial building façades, providing an overall enhanced image for the Philipsburg downtown business district, thereby attracting local residents and visitors to shop, dine and do business in Philipsburg
• Encourage historic building façade restoration and preservation
• Increase market value and demand for commercial properties in the heart of the Philipsburg business district, resulting in economic growth and an increasing property tax base
Design Committee Co-Chair, Walter Swoope states “we are excited to again provide this funding opportunity to local business and property owners, we believe the impact of these projects will be felt for years to come.”
The program requires a pre-application. Complete details, including design guidelines and applications are available online or contact 814-342-2260.
The Philipsburg Revitalization Corporation is a non-profit organization committed to encouraging the development and growth of a vibrant, diverse and healthy Downtown Philipsburg.