Casey Tours Downtown Warren’s Streetscape Improvements

WARREN, PA – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today toured downtown Warren’s streetscape improvements. Senator Casey successfully sponsored a $400,000 appropriation in FY2010 for the project. He was joined by local officials.

“I am pleased to see federal funds at work in Warren,” said Senator Casey. “These necessary improvements to the downtown area will both improve infrastructure and make Warren a more beautiful place to live and work.”

The downtown Warren Streetscape renovation project is a $7.7 million urban renewal initiative. The project, which has been divided into phases, includes infrastructure improvements such as improving sidewalks, burying overhead utility lines, installing new street lighting and adding parking spots to the Midtown city parking lot. The projects also includes beautification projects like cleaning the riverbank, planting flowers and trees, installing a fountain and adding green space to the city.

The $400,000 appropriation that Senator Casey sponsored for the Warren streetscape renovation project in FY2010 funds phase 1A of the project, which concentrates on the triangular area bounded by Liberty Street, Second Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue and Hickory Street.

Senator Casey was joined on the tour by Mayor Mark Phillips, Warren County Commissioner John Eggleston, Warren City Manager Jim Nelles and Chris Cheronis, Executive Director of Gro-Warren/Main Street Warren.