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Positive Stories and Inspiration From Across the Redevelopment Authority.

Montour Trail’s Greer Tunnel Repaired and Reopened

Montour Trail’s Greer Tunnel Repaired and Reopened

On May 10th, the Montour Trail Council held a ribbon cutting for the reopening of the Greer Tunnel. The tunnel was created in 1913 by the Montour Railroad and serviced the railroad until the 1980s. Opened for trail use in 2008, the tunnel provides the connection between the Peters Township and...

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Char House’s $4.5 Million Renovation

Ribbon Cutting Held for Char House’s $4.5 Million Renovation

On April 24, 2024, local and county leaders, Char House residents, project partners and RACW staff members gathered for the ribbon cutting of the newly renovated Char House Highrise. Built in 1979, Char House was erected at the site of the former Charleroi Ninth Street School. The $4.5 million...

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Next Stop, the PA Trolley Museum Welcome and Education Center

Next Stop, the PA Trolley Museum Welcome and Education Center

On November 9th, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum held a ribbon cutting for its 21,000 square-foot Welcome and Education Center. The Trolley Museum, located in Washington County’s Chartiers Township, has been educating and preserving the history of trolleys since 1954. The Museum boasts 52 historic...

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RACW Volunteers! – September 2023

RACW Volunteers! – September 2023

The new Employee Volunteer Program (EVP) allows for members of the RACW team to take one workday per fiscal year to get involved in the community at a charitable organization or contribute time to one of our elderly resident facilities during food bank days. Doug Clutter, Building Superintendent...

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Raising the Roof at Canon and Crest Avenue Apartments

Raising the Roof at Canon and Crest Avenue Apartments

Partially funded by two PHARE grants of $210,000 per building, Canon Apartments in Canonsburg and Crest Avenue Apartments in Charleroi recently received brand new roofs. The roofs were nearing 30 years old each with the buildings’ structures making it difficult for staff to ascertain where leaks...

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RACW Volunteers! – August 2023

RACW Volunteers! – August 2023

RACW recently announced the launch of our Employee Volunteer Program (EVP) which aims to increase our culture of giving back to the community and creating meaningful social impact. Our Employee Volunteer Program offers the opportunity for staff to take one workday per fiscal year and spend it in...

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Take Flight at Washington County Airport’s 2023 FlightFest

Take Flight at Washington County Airport’s 2023 FlightFest

  There is no better view of Washington County than from up in the clouds! On Saturday, August 12th, 2023 from 12PM to 6PM, Washington County Airport will be hosting their annual FlightFest. Along with North Franklin Township and South Franklin Townships’ generous support and contributions to...

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Canon House Receives Safety Modernization

Canon House Receives Safety Modernization

Improvements to Canon House Highrise for the Elderly began one year ago when RACW’s Housing Department received a PHARE grant of $82,500 for emergency pullcord modernization and security enhancements. The pullcord system at Canon House was upgraded by IES for the contract price of $49,570. Work...

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$659,000 Upgrade at Crest Avenue Apartments

$659,000 Upgrade at Crest Avenue Apartments

Crest Avenue Apartments has recently benefitted from a replacement of almost 300 new windows, an upgrade made possible by the CARES Act Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds. A $659,000 project and a massive coordination effort, the project was originally scheduled to take place over 3...

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