Matzie: $50,000 secured for Ambridge business district improvements

Will support Merchant Street Façade Revitalization Initiative

AMBRIDGE, May 23 – A $50,000 grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development will fund improvements to a core downtown business corridor in Ambridge, state Rep. Rob Matzie announced today.

Matzie, D-Beaver, said the work funded is part of the Merchant Street Façade Revitalization Initiative and will build on improvements to the heart of the borough’s business district.

“We’re seeing more and more investment in this core downtown Ambridge area, and those projects – façade work, streetscaping, and other improvements – are gradually changing the face of the business district in ways that draw more pedestrians, stimulate more business activity, and rekindle interest by new businesses and investors,” Matzie said. “This latest grant will allow the borough to continue transforming the landscape in the best possible ways.”

The funding is part of a package of grants awarded under the Keystone Communities Program. More information is available here:

In March 2023, Matzie announced new funding of $400,000 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority to fund new streetscape improvements along Merchant Street.