|| Organized on July 6, 1960, the Titusville Redevelopment Authority has continued to exist,
without interruption in the performance of its public corporate purposes.
The Authority’s initial projects in Titusville were in Urban Renewal and consisted of projects
such as “Better Days Urban Renewal Project” (Drake Mall) and “Golden Days Urban
Renewal Project” (Perkins, Fisher Big Wheel, Golden Car Wash, Titusville Beverage,
Pennbank Corporate Office, Central Towers Senior Living Facility) and “Creekside urban
Renewal Project” (McDonald’s)
In addition to these earlier achievements were the Rockwood Drive Housing Development to
alleviate the city’s housing shortage, the widening of Allen Street as an entrance way to Drake
Well Park and the establishment of the Titusville Branch of the University of Pittsburgh.
In more recent years as a continuation of the Golden Days Urban Renewal Project, the Billie
Brown Senior Living Facility, a doctor’s office complex and an assisted living facility have been
The Redevelopment Authority also administers smaller community programs. The Housing
Rehabilitation Program has been going on for more than 40 years under the Community
Development Block Grant Program as well as other smaller programs.
Other projects undertaken by the Authority with CDBG funds has been the upgrading of
sanitary/storm sewer lines in certain areas of the city and demolition of deteriorated buildings.