Gettysburg, Pa., September 30, 2022 – Main Street Gettysburg is pleased to announce the next step for the Gettysburg Welcome Center Project, thanks to a generous grant from the Pella Corporation.
The Pella Corporation provided a generous award of $35,000 to Main Street Gettysburg for the Gettysburg Welcome Center – a $1.4 million public facility project in the heart of Historic Gettysburg.
The building site at 340 Baltimore Street was generously donated to the Borough for the purpose of creating a welcome center downtown. Plans include new ADA-compliant facilities and will also be a place for information and directions – for tourism, local events, transportation, volunteer opportunities, and more. The project is located in the center of downtown, between Steinwehr Avenue and Lincoln Square, and will create greater accessibility and walkability throughout the historic district.
“Projects like the welcome center would be unattainable by individual businesses, but thanks to Pella, this one has taken another step forward,” said Main Street President Jill Sellers. “We appreciate our corporate partners, especially local businesses like Pella who value community investment.”
Main Street Gettysburg will apply the $35,000 grant as matching funds to alleviate burden to Borough taxpayers. The generosity of the Pella Corporation has moved the Gettysburg Welcome Center Project toward realization.
ABOUT MAIN STREET GETTYSBURG
Main Street Gettysburg (MSG) was founded in 1984 as a non-profit organization to unite and lead the Gettysburg community in successful economic- and community-development projects to enhance the quality of life for Gettysburg and Adams County residents. The Main Street Gettysburg mission is to work with community partners for the historic preservation, economic revitalization, and overall enhancement of Gettysburg, and the organization oversees ambitious initiatives and economic-development strategies. Major accomplishments include a 10-year interpretive plan for historic preservation in the Borough of Gettysburg, which resulted in more than $55 million of downtown projects; the $7.5 million Steinwehr Avenue Revitalization Project, resulting in 29 new businesses in a five-year period that offered new jobs, additional ADA improvements and a safer and more beautiful neighborhood with updated infrastructure; the Main Street CARES Program that helped businesses reopen during the pandemic by providing free toolkits with handmade masks; latex gloves; homemade sanitizer; informational posters and social-distancing floor stickers to over 140 businesses; the Baltimore Street Project and the Gettysburg Welcome Center, which are both currently under consideration for federal funding.
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