Where it all started...
Coraopolis is no stranger to struggle. In fact, our ability to strive harder in the face of challenge brings out the best in all of us. Historically, what took this town from a wish to reality was the building of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie station on Mill Street. From that point on, Coraopolis was never the same. Commerce, industry, and communities thrived here. The station became the heart of this town.
Now, this station that struggled alone and neglected for decades, is poised to lead us into our Renaissance. The station links our now growing downtown business district to the Waterfront District, an area filled with Greenspace Opportunities. The station also runs directly alongside the future home of the Ohio River Greenway Trail, making it a key wayside attraction for rail-trail and pedal-paddle tourists in the Airport Corridor.
The Coraopolis Community Development Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group, is working diligently to raise the funds to restore this architecturally-significant National Historical Landmark. The finished station will serve as a self-sustaining community center with a working kitchen, providing essential job-training to those in need of skills.
The Station Project has benefited from a groundswell of community support, but we still have a long way to go! Find out how you can help by clicking below.