Allegheny • Clarion River Valley Region (Blueprint Initiative)

3 Concurrent Initiatives

Pennsylvania Blueprint Communities

Communities Involved: Emlenton, Foxburg, Parker

Sponsors: Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC), and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

Local Coordinators: Oil Region Alliance – Deb Lutz, Kim Harris

Blueprint Communities is a revitalization and leadership initiative that serves as a catalyst for creating sustainable communities in our region. It is based on sound local and regional planning that a includes clear vision for the community and a comprehensive implementation strategy as well as encouraging coordinated investments in targeted communities by public and private funders.


Nature Based Place Making

Communities Involved: Oil City, Franklin, Emlenton, Foxburg

Sponsors: Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC), PA Dept. ofConservation & Natural Resources

Local Coordinators: Council on Greenways & Trails – Debra Frawley; Oil City Main Street -Kathy Bailey; Oil Region Alliance – Kim Harris, Deb Lutz

Nature-Based Placemaking (NBP) begins in communities where a natural asset – a park, a trail, a river, a lake, etc. – is recognized and developed as an economic opportunity in the community. Outputs for this project will be:

  1. Hospitality training curriculum for businesses and their staff to know more about the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail and the Allegheny River Water Trail and how they can benefit
  2. Business to business networking forum for business leaders
  3. List of new business opportunities by taking inventory of businesses assessments and of each community and needs of current businesses.


Trail Town Program®

Communities Involved: Titusville, Oil City, Emlenton, Foxburg (Franklin in 20l5)

Sponsors: The Progress Fund/Trail Town Program , Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Alliance, on Council Greenways & Trails

Local Coordinators: Council on Greenways & Trails – Debra Frawley

The Trail Town Program® (TTP) is an economic development and community revitalization initiative working in “Trail Towns” along the major trail corridors, now including the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail. TTP works to address trail-wide issues and opportunities through regional to cooperation and build the connection “between trail and towns.” It works with partners across the region to ensure that trail communities and businesses maximize the economic potential of the trail.

TTP provides “six services” to its communities

  1. Business Assistance & Development
  2. Marketing
  3. Economic Research
  4. Community Connections
  5. Real Estate Development
  6. Small Business Loan

Area Events

August 18 (06:30 pm)
Chicken Coop - Studio 306

Join us at The Coop as Doug Kamer guides us through painting this Beach Rules Sign. You will also ha...

August 27 (06:00 pm)
Emlenton, PA

Lineup: ----------------- Scott and Rosanna http://www.bandsintown.com/ScottAndRosanna/facebookapp?c...

September 19 (07:00 pm)
Chicken Coop - Studio 306

Please join us at The Coop to assemble these quaint little decorations. The mugs being used were don...

September 23 (10:00 am)
Parker City Firehouse Events

The PCVFD once again invites you to participate in our FALL FEST. The show will consist of 10 Direct...

October 21 (04:00 pm)
Reminisce Banquet Hall

Details of the event (meal cost, class picture, etc.) will be posted on our web site as well as thro...

November 25 (10:00 am)
Chicken Coop - Studio 306

This holiday season, support businesses, artisans and crafters in our communities by shopping locall...

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