Grant funding from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) enabled the exterior improvements to the facade of the buildings along Bushkill Drive at the former Rinek Cordage Company and Rope Works property. A full facade upgrade including new roofing, new windows and doors, exterior masonry repointing and repairs are underway with completion scheduled in early 2023. Work will preserve the buildings with a watertight exterior to preserve them for future use.
In addition to the buildings on the property, a separate project to repair the existing water tower in the corner of the property is underway as of December 2022. The structure is being repaired, repainted and a new roof was installed during the fall semester.