SHENANDOAH – A dedicated community effort to build an innovation center and community hub at the site of a formerly blighted building in downtown Shenandoah was awarded a $30,000 state grant today, according to Rep. Tim Twardzik (R-123) and Senator David G. Argall (R-29). Once completed, the Center for Education, Business, and the Arts (CEBA) will include a commercial kitchen, event center, a Penn State University classroom, and coworking space.
“I am pleased this funding will go towards the development of much needed off-site parking,” said Rep. Twardzik. “The continued creation and completion of new projects in Shenandoah Borough is critical to increasing population and sustaining generation after generation in this wonderful area.”
“This highly competitive grant would not be coming to Shenandoah if not for the ceaseless efforts by local volunteers at Downtown Shenandoah, Inc. to breathe new life into their home,” said Senator Argall. “Once CEBA is complete and open to the public, I have no doubt it will be a shot in the arm for the community, encouraging new employers to make downtown Shenandoah their place of business.”
This funding will be used to build off-street parking for the center, which is required by borough zoning codes. The grant was awarded by the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Neighborhood Assistance Program.
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