The Renaissance continues

Downtown — By on May 14, 2008 at 12:00 pm

The Electric City Renaissance continues with the Renaissance at 500. Governor Ed Rendell was in town this morning to help break ground on the redevelopment project happening on the 500 block of Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, called the Renaissance at 500.

Renaissance at 500 will include 16 new condominiums located in eight turn-of-the-century buildings, boutiques and a landscaped park. Rendell announced $15 million in state funding for the project which is expected to add at least 180 new jobs to the downtown area.

The project aims to bring together vibrant retail shops and restaurants with residential areas and abundant green space to create a cornerstone for the rebirth of the downtown.

The 500 block of Lackawanna Ave. was shut down for the unveiling of the project and the area was crowded with local public officials, businesspeople and community leaders, showing the strength of Scranton’s commitment to downtown revitalization.

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