Borough of State College Media Release
June 17, 2015

CONTACT:  Meagan Tuttle, Planner, or (814) 234-7109

Additional Opportunities for input on “Allen Street Civic District”

State College, PAState College Borough is currently considering redevelopment opportunities for the “Allen Street Civic District,” which is proposed to include properties located along the 200 block of South Allen Street and the post office site. This block has been envisioned by the Borough’s downtown plans as a civic and community hub. The Borough will consider opportunities to expand this hub through a redevelopment planning study, which is under way.
The Borough kicked off the planning process in mid-June during a well-attended open house at the Municipal Building. Attendees talked with staff about the plans and opportunities for the redevelopment area. The open house was the first of many upcoming events during which the public can share their input on these activities.
On Thursday, July 2, the Borough, Centre Foundation and the Arts Alliance are inviting arts and non-profit organizations to the Penn State Downtown Theater, 146 South Allen Street, from 6 to 8 p.m. to discuss ideas for expanding downtown cultural amenities. For residents who were unable to attend the first open house, the Borough will host a second open house on Monday, July 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building Lobby at 243 South Allen Street.
Borough staff will also be available in the Municipal Lobby to talk with residents during Arts Festival. Those interested in the relocation of the Discovery Space, and other family amenities in downtown, will have the chance to share their ideas from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Kid’s Day, Wednesday, July 8. Additionally, staff will be available to discuss the planning process on Thursday, July 9, and Friday, July 10, from 12 to 1 p.m.
Project updates and additional events will be shared on the Borough’s website at Additionally, the community is invited to share their priorities for redevelopment in an online poll at

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with representatives of the Borough of State College, please contact Meagan Tuttle by phone at 814-234-7109 or by e-mail at

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