Kulik: $175,000 state grant to fund Coraopolis Train Station’s renovation

Proceeds from renovations to support local food pantry, community garden

HARRISBURG, Feb. 25 – The Coraopolis Train Station, a historic landmark in the heart of Coraopolis, will undergo a slew of renovations following the disbursement of $175,000 to the Coraopolis Community Development Foundation Inc., announced state Rep. Anita Kulik.

“It’s a pleasure to announce that funding has been awarded to the 45th Legislative District,” Kulik said. “But it’s an even greater reward to announce that the Coraopolis Train Station – a staple of our community – will undergo needed renovations, which will later play a hand in helping those in the community who struggle with food security or require crisis assistance.”

Kulik, D-Allegheny, said renovation plans include replacing the station’s slate and metal roof to protect the structure from damage while further renovations supporting a teaching kitchen, café and community center are planned. Once in place, all proceeds will benefit community crisis and support the food pantry and community garden.

The funding, administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development, comes by way of the commonwealth’s Keystone Communities program. The program is designed to support local initiatives that grow and stabilize neighborhoods and communities, encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors in the community, and enhance the overall quality of life for residents.

Since January 2015, the Wolf administration approved more than $22 million through the Keystone Communities program to fund 131 projects statewide, including façade grants for businesses, accessible housing projects, public infrastructure improvements, and other projects to strengthen communities and downtown districts.