The borough of Zelienople will receive a $3 million grant to improve its downtown area, including historical restoration of the Kaufman House, Sen. Elder Vogel Jr. (R-47) announced on Wednesday.
Vogel expects the development to help the downtown area capitalize on industrial growth expected from a proposed Shell cracking plant and improvements to the Zelienople Airport.
“This project is a great example of collaborative effort between many local agencies, including the Borough of Zelienople, Butler County Commissioners, Zelienople PA Revitalization, Inc., and the Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau,” Vogel said. “Their collaborative effort will drive this project through completion and allow for the residents of Zelienople and the region to enjoy a revitalized and economically thriving business district. It’s going to be a huge boost for Zelienople. To get the community college involved and the Kaufman House up and running, it’s a great win-win for everybody.”
Other communities within Butler County will also see economic benefits from the grant being awarded, Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-21) said.
“As Zelienople becomes a destination for specialty shops and restaurants, the thriving downtown will provide benefits for the region as well,” Hutchinson said. “This will improve the quality of life for everyone, not to mention the economic boost through the new jobs that will be created.”