Chalfont Borough was awarded a $1 million Redevelopment and Capital Assistance Grant to develop its municipal parking lot at 101 N. Main St., as well as to rehabilitate and provide a commercial use on-site.
The main building at 101 N. Main St. has served as the Borough Hall, Police Department, Post Office and, most recently until the mid-2000s, the Fire House for Chalfont Fire Company. Chalfont Borough has partnered with Owowcow to rehabilitate this building into its current use as the home for the Chalfont location of Owowcow.
John Engel, Borough Council president said of the project, “The restoration and repurposing of the old fire house at 101 N. Main St. is a key part of the borough’s dedication to revitalize the downtown area to be a welcoming and walkable community. The increased parking capacity encourages foot traffic in the historic district.
“Attracting destination businesses like Owowcow Creamery support this effort, as does our interconnected system of walking trails through the borough. As Borough Council President, I am proud to say that Chalfont has exhibited its commitment to preserving historical buildings like the old firehouse and the train station. These are excellent examples of how historic preservation and revitalization can be done successfully together.”