Easton gets $1 million in state funding for N. 4th St. parking deck
EASTON, Nov. 23 – Easton is set to construct its second new parking deck in two years thanks to $1 million in state funding announced today by state Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, and approved by Gov. Tom Wolf.
According to Freeman, the city was awarded $1 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding to assist in the construction of a 350-car parking garage at North Fourth Street to accommodate the growing economy and population in downtown Easton.
"This state grant funding is a key piece in responding to Easton’s downtown rebirth over the past several years, including the recent improvements made to the Easton Public Market, museums, festivals and downtown shopping," Freeman said. "This project will benefit the economic development efforts of Easton and help more residents find parking as they visit downtown. I am delighted to see these funds approved for this important project."
The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a statewide economic development program that provides grants to local communities for the construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.