Millcreek Township Receives $500,000 for Presque Isle Gateway District

HARRISBURG – A $500,00 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant was awarded to Millcreek Township for a Presque Isle Gateway District, according to Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-Erie).

The purpose of the Presque Isle Gateway District is to provide a cohesive multi-functional district that leverages local and regional assets – including Presque Isle State Park, Scott Park, Waldameer Park & Water World, Colony Plaza, West Erie Plaza and a variety of other local businesses – and builds a character and quality of place that drives economic development to serve residents and visitors.

“I’m glad to have assisted Millcreek Township’s effort to get this funding, which is hopefully only the beginning of the dollars needed to create a distinctive and high-quality gateway district to Presque Isle,” said Laughlin.

RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act. They must have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity.

 

Contact:         Dawn Fidler                dfidler@pasen.gov