"City Teams up with College on Neighborhood Redevelopment"
Lycoming College will play a key role in the redevelopment of parts of the eastern section of the Central Business District in Williamsport, PA. Lycoming College President Kent C. Trachte addressed City Council recently before council unanimously supported the city administration's request to apply for a matching $25,000 grant from the state Department of Community and Economic Development toward eventually paying for a plan and bringing in a consultant team to rejuvenate a section of the city where the city originated and had its first courthouse, known as Old City. The city has budgeted $25,000, and Lycoming College is going to contribute $25,000 toward the project.
"We recognize that becoming partners in economic development projects both fits with our civic mission and makes good business sense," Trachte said. He noted the college's proximity and indicated intention and potential for a new "gateway" entrance to the campus, particularly along the Basin Street corridor.
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