Building improvements are coming to bolster the Perkasie small business outlook, according to an announcement from Senator Steve Santarsiero. The funds are designated to upgrade the façades of 19 local entities, thus improving the overall face of the community.
The Keystone Communities Façade grant, administered through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), was awarded to Perkasie Towne Improvement Association (PTIA).
It is part of more than $200,000 in planned upgrades to the Perkasie business district.
“Perkasie’s charm will get a little polish with these façade improvements,” said Senator Santarsiero. “I enthusiastically supported this grant to help PTIA continue the expansion and development of Perkasie’s vibrant business district, and give a boost to local businesses.”
PTIA was established in partnership with Perkasie Borough. It also reflected consultation with the local community to lead efforts in revitalizing economic and cultural opportunities.
The partnership between PTIA and the borough has been extraordinarily successful. It has significantly increased the number of small businesses. As well, it has developed and participated in community partnerships such as the Perkasie Farmers Market, Bucks County Covered Bridge Tour, and the Bucks County Ale Trail.
“Our businesses are excited about the opportunity to complete much-needed improvements that will enhance our economic development progress,” said Joe Ferry, PTIA Director of Development.
Perkasie small businesses, according to the borough website, number more than 100.