Power’s latest donation to Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County brings total to $1.4 million
CHESTER, Pa. – February 10, 2022 – The Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County (RADC) announced a $750,000 award from board member organization Power Home Remodeling Group (Power) via the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Waterfront Development Tax Credit Program to fund the West Second Street Waterfront Trail as a part of an ongoing effort to revitalize the Chester waterfront.
The donation will be used to develop a multi-use trail on the southside of Route 291 that will connect to the existing East Coast Greenway Riverwalk. This trail will provide pedestrian improvements to facilitate connecting residential neighborhoods north of West Second Street to the waterfront. When fully completed, this trail segment will span approximately 2.9 miles and will help establish a walking and biking route in the area.
“The development of this multi-use trail will contribute to RADC’s ongoing effort to revitalize the Chester waterfront by integrating cycling routes along the East Coast Greenway with an emphasis on safety, and expressing the natural beauty of the Chester. It will also provide local residents with an invaluable avenue for daily travel,” said Lisa Gaffney, RADC executive director. “This project is high on our list of priorities for the coming year and we cannot wait to finally break ground in the near future.”
The DCED program allows for approved waterfront development organizations to apply for waterfront development tax credits for eligible transportation and recreational projects, and can issue up to $1.5 million annually.
“The development of the Chester waterfront has been a passion project of ours ever since the plan’s inception. As a business, we put our people first, and find any way to give back annually to the community we have chosen as our national headquarters. We continue to look for ways to support all efforts to transform the waterfront for local residents and our employees,” said Kaliner, co-Founder of Power Home Remodeling.
“Transforming the Chester waterfront into an exciting place for the local community to visit and engage with is at the crux of what the Riverfront Alliance and the city want to achieve, with the development of this trail representing another step in the right direction” said Councilman William Morgan. “We are excited to continue working with the Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County and Power Home Remodeling to make the waterfront a vibrant place for neighborhood families to walk and bike.”
Plans for the development of the trail were detailed in RADC’s Chester Waterfront Master Plan, which was unveiled in September 2020. The plan aims to guide the redevelopment of the waterfront while promoting better connections to the local community and establishing Chester as a regional destination to stay and live for residents, businesses and visitors.
About The Riverfront Alliance Delaware County (RADC)
RADC is a consortium of private sector corporations and nonprofit institutions that have come together to develop and implement programs and activities that serve as the catalyst for the physical, economic, and social development of the Delaware County waterfront. Originally established in 1996, The Institute for Economic Development, Inc. (IED) serves as an engine for economic and social development.
About Power Home Remodeling Group (PHRG)
Power Home Remodeling is a dream realization company — believing its purpose is to create positive change in everything the company touches — from customers’ homes to employees’ lives to the communities they live and work in. Power realizes this purpose by being people-first. Its employees and customers come before profit and their well-being factors into every business decision. Established in 1992, Power is the nation’s largest, full-service, exterior home remodeler with more than 2,700 employees, 500,000 customers, and $700 million in annual revenue. Headquartered in the Philadelphia region, Power’s primary product line includes windows, siding, roofing, doors, solar roofing panels, and attic insulation, providing energy-saving solutions to residents across its operating territories, including, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.
About The East Coast Greenway
The nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance leads the development of a walking and biking route stretching 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida. The East Coast Greenway is designed to transform the 15 states and 450 communities it connects through active and healthy lifestyles, sustainable and equitable transportation, community engagement, climate resilience, active tourism and more. Learn more: greenway.org.