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Developer gets funding, tax credits for Bellefonte Mews 

September 11, 2012


The sites of two major fires in downtown Bellefonte could be transformed into apartments as soon as 2015, thanks to federal tax credits and funding awarded this week to a local developer. Read more here: [...]

Demolition project begins on Garman, Do De in Bellefonte
Centre Daily Times December 2013


BELLEFONTE — It looks like the historic Garman Theatre has seen its last days. Read more here: [...]

New Developments, Projects Could be Building Block for Bellefonte
Centre Daily Times February 2013


Bellefonte took a hit and went down hard. After the Bellefonte Academy in 2004, it was the Bush House in 2006, the Cadillac Building in 2009 and most recently the Hotel Do De and Garman Theatre last September. All lost to fire. It was something that was not easy for the town and borough Manager [...]

Developer to Transform Bellefonte’s Hotel Do De, Garman, Cadillac Buildings Into Workforce Housing, Commercial Space

Centre Daily Times February 2013

BELLEFONTE — A State College developer has reached sales agreements on three burned-out buildings in Bellefonte and has plans to turn them into workforce housing with commercial space. The Hotel Do De and Garman Theatre have sat vacant since a September blaze badly damaged them. The Cadillac Building burned in December 2009. Ara Kervandjian, managing [...]

Plan for Garman Theatre Could be Announced in the Next Month

Centre Daily Times February 2013

BELLEFONTE — A detailed plan for the Garman Theatre should be presented in the next couple of weeks, Bellefonte Borough Manager Ralph Stewart said after Monday’s council meeting. The fire-damaged building’s fate has been in limbo since the deadline for the owners to lay out a plan passed, but the owners seem to be on [...]

Limerock Court Breaks Ground on 36 Unit Multi-famiily Affordable Housing Project

Centre Daily Time December 2012

STATE COLLEGE, PA – DECEMBER 10, 2012 – PROGRESS DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC (“PDG”) – After over 30 months in the planning, today PDG is proud to announce it’s groundbreaking of “LIMEROCK COURT.” The project will begin construction immediately with a planed completion in December 2013. It will consist of 36 affordable apartments, including (18) two-bedroom [...]

Garman Theatre has Storied Past

Centre Daily Times September 2012

Fire ushered in the historic Garman Opera House Movie Theatre and Hotel Do De buildings, and it may take them out. An early-morning blaze Sunday ravaged the hotel on East High Street in Bellefonte and heavily damaged the neighboring theater, leaving their futures in doubt. Both buildings date back to 1887 after a block-long inferno [...]

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