Sharon Awarded $290K for Downtown Improvements

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The City of Sharon is set to receive over a $292,000 in funding to improve its downtown business district.

Pennsylvania state Sen. Bob Robbins, R-50th District, and Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Hermitage, said in a news release Wednesday the Department of Community and Economic Development will provide the funding for streetscape work, including the installation of 80 new lamp posts and LED luminaries lighting as well as sidewalk and ADA accessibility improvements.

“These improvements will definitely increase the attractiveness of downtown Sharon for business retention, economic growth and job creation. That’s the bottom line,” said Robbins. “By improving the downtown and making the core of the community more vibrant, we hopefully will see a ripple effect that will spread throughout the city and improve the economic vitality of the region as well.”

The $1.28 million project is also covered by an $805,000 PennDot grant and $190,000 in local funding.

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