Revitalization Improvement Project
WE HEARD YOU ZELIENOPLE!
The public was asked for their input at the initial public meeting for
the Zelienople Revitalization in February at the Strand Theater.
More than 125 people gave their opinion about what could be done to make
Zelienople look and function better. Those considerations became the
basis for the preliminary plan that was presented to the public on May
year, a group of business leaders and citizens met to discuss the
concern about our aging downtown and lack of business traffic.
This group formed the non-profit organization, Zelienople, PA
Revitalization, Inc, or ZPR. Contributions from the private sector, the
Borough of Zelienople and the generosity of several local banks have
helped provide most of the seed money needed to begin the process of
implementing a plan. The board secured E.G.&G, a consulting firm that
specializes in downtown renewal.
E.G.&G. has completed more than 70 successful urban revitalization
projects. They have been recognized by the National Trust for Historic
Preservation and have been noted for many design awards. They have
measurable results in economic development, business expansion and job
creation. They work with the communities to help secure grants and
assist in raising money. Slippery Rock and Grove City are two
E.G.&G. presented the conceptual plan to the public at the May 10th
meeting. Residents will be able to follow the plan on the
Zelienople Borough website zelieboro.org/revitalizezelie.htm.
This site will provide before and after plans, information about the
organization, updates on funding, contact information and will provide a
place for online donations.
boroughis excited about the
community’s participation in planning the town’s revitalization.
“We are thrilled by the response of the Zelie residents!” said Don Pepe,
borough manager. “I am very confident that this project will
be the beginning of a new life for our beautiful town”.
Ayers, president of the Zelie organization states, “In a short time
period, Zelienople PA Revitalization Inc. has made significant progress
by creating our organizational structure and engaging E.G.&G, a premier
consultant in community improvement projects. The board is excited to
share E.G.&G's preliminary conceptual design with the public on May
10th. We look forward to partnering with business owners, borough
government, and the public in creating a more vibrant Main Street and
improved quality of life for the citizens of Zelienople.”
For more information, you can contact Mary Hess,
media representative at
email@example.com or (724) 452-6610.