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State College Plans New Civic Hub On South Allen St

Meagan Tuttle on Allen street.
Emily Reddy
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WPSU

Most State College residents think of their downtown as a long, narrow area bracketed by College and Beaver Avenues. The State College Borough Council hopes to change that. Borough planner Meagan Tuttle talked with WPSU’s Emily Reddy about redevelopment plans aimed at extending that “downtown” feeling into the 200 block of South Allen Street. They talked in front of the State College Municipal building, on the street that the borough is hoping to revitalize.   

map of 200 S Allen St
Credit State College Planning Commission
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State College Planning Commission
This map shows recent borough staff recommendations for how to revitalize the 200 block of South Allen Street. Yellow = Redevelop. Orange - Reuse. Red = Maintain.

You can find out more about the proposed redevelopment on the State College Borough website. You can also attend an open house at the municipal building on Monday, August 17 from 5:30-7pm to give your input on the project. 

Emily Reddy is the news director at WPSU-FM, the NPR-affiliate public radio station for central and northern Pennsylvania.
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