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We have many projects currently in-progress and many more on the horizon.
Mulberry Mill Apartments
Description: Affordable Rentals (<60% ami) & Shared Community Services Facility
Number of Units: 44 (62+)
Funding: LIHTC, PHARE-HTF, PennHOMES, Act 137, & Mortgage
Status: Under Construction. Application period anticipated to open (Date)
The HUB at the Mills
Description: The first floor of Mulberry Mill Apartments facility, dedicated to office and activity spaces for Columbia County social service providers. Will house Community Strategies Group, Columbia County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities, Columbia Mountour Chamber of Commerce, Columbia Montour United Way, and Central Susquehanna Opportunities
Status: Construction Completion Anticipated May 2023
Mills on Market
Description: Housing Condominiums For Sale 80% AMI
Number of Units: 9
Funding: CDBG-DR, Sale of Units, & Private Financing
Bloom Moose Center for the Arts:
Investment: Estimated $12 million
Description: Center for performing/visual arts Status: Fundraising
Bloom Heights Apartments
Investment: Est $12,739,702
Description: New single-family townhouses at <60% area median income
Number of Units: 36
Funding: LIHTC (pending), PennHOME (pending), Act 137 (Pending)
Bloom Farmhouse on Woodbine
Investment: Est $13,000,000
Description: New Affordable Senior Rentals (<60% ami)
Number of Units: 44
Funding: LIHTC (pending), PennHOME (pending), Act 137 (pending)
Dr. Charles Gillespie Memorial Park:
Description: Pocket park & outdoor arts venue in Downtown Bloomsburg
Funding Targets (Pending): Greenways & Trailways, Naming Rightes, Multi-Mod, Private Giving
Kathy L. Lowe Pavilion
Year: Phase 1 2023. Currently Fundraising for Phase 2.
Description: The Kathy L. Lowe Memorial Pavilion, located just steps from The HUB at Mulberry Mill, is an outdoor meeting and events venue made of hand-milled timber and stone. Full office technology capabilities, gas heat and working fire place, and removable walls make this an open-air venue that can be used for meetings, special events and gatherings, or telecommuting workspace 9 months out of the year. Phase 1, funded through PA State RACP funds, will build the foundation, timber frame, and roof. Doors, fireplace, and additional amenities will be added as new funding for each additional item is secured. You can support Phase 2 of this project by donating in Kathy Lowe’s memory.
Thank you for your generous support of Phase 1:
Senator John Gordner
Representative David Millard
Community Giving Foundation: Berwick
Columbia County Commissioners Chris Young, David Kovach, and Rich Ridgway
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Future & Current Project News
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Future & Current Project News
Community Strategies Group, The Gate House PA, and The Exchange are excited to collaborate on a truly unique art show & reception for a truly unique artist. Join us June 21 for the Columbia Montour Chamber Business After Hours open house at Bill's House, featuring our guest artist Jon Gabry. Preview his work at www.jongabryart.com ... See MoreSee Less
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Looking forward to seeing y'all there!
Kathy Possinger was a true champion for Pennsylvania’s most at-risk citizens, and a visionary who believed in the work we do at Community Strategies Group. We are beyond honored to receive the inaugural award in Kathy’s name, and thankful for our collaborators who made this project a success. The Gate House PA ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Teen Center, The Women's Center, Inc. of Columbia and Montour Counties, and The Exchange for choosing to exhibit this fantastic art collaboration at The Sanctuary Gallery at Bill's House.
Interested in organizing an art show or community event at our new gallery space in Bloomsburg? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. ... See MoreSee Less
Does your nonprofit or social service agency need office and/or space to deliver programs? We’re now offering tours of The HUB at Mulberry Mill to potential collaborators in anticipation of an August opening. Contact email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
We've raised and invested $80 million in Columbia County communities. Every project came from community voices shared through initiatives like this. We'll be using the results to plan our next $80 million, and we're not alone. Complete the survey, follow the page, and let's work together to make Columbia County the place we all love to live, work, play, and learn.Help us make Columbia County an even better place to live, work, play, and learn by sharing your ideas through this survey! form.jotform.com/223614762252049 ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for being a partner in this project and for sharing this post! We hope to hear and include as many Columbia County residents as possible.
We're hiring! Two positions have been posted on our website. Visit www.csgpa.org for full job descriptions. Links will be at the top of the home page. ... See MoreSee Less
Community Strategies Group – Building Stronger Communities TogetherUpdate: This ad ran in the newspaper in January, but we have some new updates. Due to shipping delays, availability is now expected in early July, 2023. Additionally, per our funding requirements, all...