Last week, the administration of Governor Tom Wolf joined state and local officials from Carlisle Borough and Cumberland County to kick off the shovel-ready phase of a private-public collaborative project to transform a 48-acre industrial brownfield into a residential/retail/office complex and public park.
The complex will include a hotel; a restaurant; and retail, residential, and office space. Streets that were removed when the site was a manufacturing facility will be restored. When concluded, the project will restore connections within the neighborhood and the downtown area.
The project is supported by $7.9 million in state funding from the Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP), Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for new roads, brownfield site cleanup, a park, and stormwater management. Additional project support includes $12.9 million in local funding, $6.2 million in federal funding, and $640,000 from charitable organizations.
The three-acre park will feature bicycle/pedestrian trails and an innovative stormwater management system. The park project is one of the national award-winning Brownfields to Playfields projects implemented by DEP, DCNR, and DCED and recognized by ECOS for a 2017 State Program Innovation Award.
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