Pottstown Wins Grant for Former Bank Renovations

POTTSTOWN PA – A $320,400 Keystone Communities Program grant has been awarded to Pottstown Area Economic Development for renovations to the former PNC Bank building on the 200 block of East High Street, in the borough’s downtown business district. The building has been vacant for 15 years, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

The project was one of only two grant winners in Montgomery County. The other was for $25,000 for a façade improvement program in Ardmore. In announcing the winners, Gov. Tom Wolf said a total of 34 approved grants “will build stronger communities, attract new residents and businesses, and boost our economy.”

Since January 2015, the Wolf Administration said it has approved about $38 million through the program to fund 247 projects statewide.

146th House District state Rep. Joe Ciresi, who advocated for the Dec. 20 grant, said it represented “a significant boost to the town’s ongoing revitalization. With the return of this site to economically productive use, this redevelopment project will provide significant benefits for the borough and regional community” while continuing Pottstown’s momentum.

Building photo from Pottstown Area Economic Development
Construction elements photo from Deposit Photos, used under license