National Partnership Program


American Refining Group, Northwest Bank & Zippo Manufacturing, in partnership with the Downtown Bradford Revitalization Corporation and the City of Bradford are again working together to revitalize a Neighborhood in the City of Bradford – the Third Ward.

This is neither the city nor these partners first time overseeing a Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) project. The program successfully rehabilitated the Second Ward neighborhood, investing more than $7 million over 10 years.

The NPP aims to improve the quality of life in the chosen areas of revitalization, increase the housing tax base, improve the housing stock, address blight conditions, improve pedestrian safety and promote inviting and walkable neighborhoods

This project will coincide with a PennDOT Betterment Project to improve drainage, street, and sidewalk conditions in the West Washington Street Corridor and a multi-phased improvement project to Callahan Park.

There are also plans for administering both a Façade Improvement Project program and a Housing Rehabilitation Program. Residents who are interested should contact Sarah Matzner.

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