DOWNTOWN HAZLETON REVITALIZATION STRATEGIES 

The Hazleton LaunchBox

Learn how we renovated a blighted property for adaptive reuse as the new Penn State Hazleton LaunchBox, and new Welcome Center for the downtown!

Arts & Cultural Programming

Arts and cultural programming are key to downtown revitalization. Check out the programs, partnerships, and specific strategies we're working on to nurture cultural expression, social interaction, and innovation.

Arts & Innovation District Rebranding

Learn how we are rehabilitating and rebranding the downtown core as a center for arts and innovation--a place for cultural expression, community engagement, and social change, as well as a catalyst for economic growth.

Hayden Family Center for the Arts

Check out how we are converting the historic (1909) Security Savings Bank Building into a city arts center, which is the new home of the Hazleton Art League!

CAN DO Community Park

Learn more about our ongoing partnership with the City of Hazleton, CAN DO, and the CAN DO Community Foundaiton to convert the vacant lot on the corner of Broad and Laurel Streets into a new city park.

The HUB 

Coming Fall 2020! This newly renovated storefront space will double as a new welcome and information center for the downtown, as well as pop-up retail space for art and culinary entrepreneurs affiliated with the LaunchBox and Hayden Family Center for the Arts.

Education and Integration Initiatives

Check out our initiatives to help integrate youth and the Hispanic community into the city’s business, civic, and entrepreneurial culture by providing access to educational and cultural programs, networking events, and leadership opportunities, as well as a teen program.