Bellevue history preservation project receives state support

PITTSBURGH, June 5 – A historic resource survey project in Bellevue will receive state support thanks to a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, state Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, announced today.

The $7,500 grant, awarded to the organization Bona Fide Bellevue, will pay for half of a historic resources survey in Bellevue, which will inform decision-making for future historic preservation ordinances, rehabilitation projects and economic development initiatives in the borough.

“One of our area’s many assets is its vibrant and important history,” Ravenstahl said. “I was proud to support this grant, which will enable Bellevue to protect and preserve that heritage while informing future development and initiatives in the borough. By preserving and building on the past, we can ensure that future generations know about our community’s history, while supporting the vibrant evolution of our neighborhoods.”

The grant was made possible through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Keystone Historic Preservation Grant program, which provides funding to support projects that identify, preserve, promote, and protect historic and archaeological resources in Pennsylvania for the benefit of the public and the revitalization of communities. Funding also supports municipal planning initiatives that focus on historic resources or may be used to meet building or community-specific planning goals. The program also supports construction activities at resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.