Yudichak and Mullery Announce RACP Funding for Continued Downtown Naticoke Revitalization

Nanticoke, August 17, 2018 – State Senator John Yudichak (D – Luzerne/Carbon) and State Representative Gerald Mullery (D – Luzerne) announced today a $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capitol Program (RACP) grant for the Nantego Development Project in downtown Nanticoke.

The Nantego Development Project is an estimated $21 million project that will create approximately 40 affordable senior housing units that will include 36 one-bedroom and four two-bedroom units. The project will also include retail spaces below the senior housing units.

The Nantego Development Project is part of a host of projects that are focused on revitalizing Nanticoke’s downtown by improving the infrastructure, streetscape, pedestrian safety, and economic development.

“Governor Wolf’s strategic support of Nanticoke, through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, will enable the Nantego Developmemt Project to bring new housing and retail opportunities to downtown Nanticoke, continuing the city’s revitalization and spurring additional economic development throughout the South Valley,” said State Senator John Yudichak.

“There’s no doubt that downtown Nanticoke needs to be revitalized and this funding is a big step in the right direction,” said Representative Mullery. “Today’s grant announcement can attract further public and private investment, which will help to complete the project, bringing jobs and businesses back to the downtown.”

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.