The borough of Coaldale has been awarded $29,134 in a federal grant to aid in the creation of a public park in that area of Lehigh Street which has been marred by mine subsidence. Twenty-three homes have been affected in the cave-in area, and future plans under the transformation project call for filling in a hole which is estimated to be up to 150 feet in depth once dwellings in the area are demolished. It has been indicated from state and federal studies that the complete redevelopment work could cost up to $200,000.
On this date
Thursday, July 1, 2010