Downtown Hazleton Arts & Innovation District 

Rebranding the downtown as an Arts & Innovation District requires rehabilitating and repurposing several vacant and blighted properties. For the past several years DHAP has been working in close partnership with the Commonwealth of PA and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the Hazleton Art League (HAL), the City of Hazleton, Penn State Hazleton, CAN DO, DHD Realty, and other key partners to rehabilitate and adaptively reuse several properties to achieve this vision. Private developers are also investing millions of dollars into renovating private property for commercial and residential use. Clink on map at left to view the status of improvements.

The Downtown Hazleton Strategic Plan for Continued Revitalization was completed in 2015. This study is the result of nine months of meetings, workshops, surveys, and interviews. Check out the goals, strategies, design concepts, and priority projects that we are working to implement. For more information click on the link below, or contact Krista Schneider at 570-455-1509 to check out a hard copy version.