Harrisburg – Two historic properties in Carlisle received a $1.25 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant, Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) and Rep. Barb Gleim (R-199) announced today.
“I was happy to work with Sen. Ward to secure the funding needed to preserve these two historic properties,” said Gleim. “I look forward to seeing the finished projects.”
The grant will cover the costs to renovate, modernize and redevelop two historic early 20th century properties – a farmhouse and rustic barn – at 2395 Ritner Highway in West Pennsboro and Dickinson Townships.
The farmhouse rehab includes electrical work, insulation, roofing, carpentry, masonry and exterior modernization. The rustic barn, which served as part of a functioning farm on the property until the 1960s, will see its original exterior restored, while the interior will undergo an overhaul of its mechanical and electrical systems, as well as added storage and insulation.
“A community’s historic assets honor its heritage and character,” said Ward. “This state investment to renovate and redevelop these two properties will protect, preserve, and rehabilitate the historic features of these structures while modernizing them for future use, making them a wonderful community asset for many years to come.”
RACP, a $3.1 billion program administered through the Office of the Budget, provides grants for development projects that boost the economic, civic, cultural, recreational or historical value of the surrounding community.
Nathan Akers (Ward)
Tricia Lehman (Gleim)