Sainato: New Castle, Union building projects to receive $600,000 in funding

NEW CASTLE, Dec. 20 – Three Lawrence County building projects are receiving $600,000 in grant funding, state Rep. Chris Sainato, D-Lawrence, announced today.

Sainato said the funding – awarded by the Department of Community and Economic Development under the Keystone Communities Program – will revitalize areas of New Castle and Union Township.

“The funding awarded today is going to help transform the landscape for areas of New Castle and Union Township,” Sainato said. “Some of the money will fund ongoing renovation and restoration of New Castle’s Wright Building to give this vacant, mixed-use property new life, while other funding will boost new façade programs for businesses in New Castle and Union. The projects promise to invite new business and residential activity to these areas while at the same time creating jobs. These are exciting developments.”

Sainato said the funding includes the following:

  • $50,000 to DON Enterprise, Inc., to establish a façade program for businesses in the Elm Street-designated Lower East Side neighborhood of New Castle City.
  • $500,000 to DON Enterprise, Inc., for phase 2 restoration of the Wright Building – a vacant, mixed-use building located in the City’s Elm Street designated neighborhood on East Washington Street in New Castle.
  • $50,000 to Lawrence County to implement a new residential façade program in Union Township.

More information on the grants is available here.