CARLISLE, Pa. - Borough leaders here are excited for a $5 million grant from the Department of Transportation that will go toward supporting neighborhood revitalization.
The money will go toward new infrastructure surrounding two empty lots where large factories, removed years ago, used to stand. One is located in the lot bounded by A, D, College, and Factory streets, while the other is on Carlisle Springs Road between E and Hanover streets.
There is a plan to re-develop the land with a hotel, several restaurants and additional housing for the community, according to borough manager Matt Candland.
"One of the objectives was to kind of expand the downtown and enlarge Carlisle's economy, so to speak, so the residents and businesses will hopefully benefit from that," he said.
Development is in the early stages, and as for when any ground may be moved on the infrastructure projects, the borough is targeting them to start sometime next summer.