Downtown East Stroudsburg Streetscape Project
This summer, construction is set to begin in Downtown East Stroudsburg on long-planned Lighting and Pedestrian Safety Improvements. The Streetscape Project, which has been in development for several years, will include improvements to the downtown area bounded by Crystal Street to Washington St., Washington Street to S. Courtland St., South Courtland Street to Analomink St., and Analomink St. back to Crystal St. The work is being funded by a PennDOT Transportation Enhancement Grant of $396,000, and a New Communities Main Street Program Grant in the amount of $275,000 recently approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Bids were opened earlier this year and a contract has now been awarded to Wyoming Electric & Signal Co., Inc. in the amount of $661,804, after receipt of the additional DCED funding.
Owner-Occupied Home Rehabilitation Grants Available
Residents of East Stroudsburg Borough who own and reside in their own homes are eligible to receive grant funds to pay for improvements to their home needed to bring the residence into code compliance. Funds can be obtained to pay for energy conservation and safety improvements including (but not limited to): roof or furnace replacement, foundation repairs, electrical system upgrades, window replacements, and removal of lead-based paint.
Property Acquired By Borough For New Fire Station
East Stroudsburg Borough has acquired a portion of the former Cooper Industries industrial facility located off Chestnut Street, to be renovated into a new Fire Station for the Borough's Volunteer Fire Department, Acme Hose Company No. 1. The former Cooper Plant, which operated under various names in the Borough for over 60 years, closed in 2002. The Borough acquired a 0.9 acre parcel at the northwest corner of the property which includes the former Maintenance Shop. This portion of the building was built in the 1970's. The Borough will be renovating approximately 10,000 sq. ft. of building space into the new Fire Station. Schoonover and Vanderhoof, LLC, Architects of East Stroudsburg are preparing the building plans for the project.