State College Plans New Civic Hub On South Allen St

Aug 14, 2015

State College borough planner Meagan Tuttle stands in front of the old Verizon building and a bank that are part of the area targeted for redevelopment.
Credit Emily Reddy / 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.   

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

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.