Rebirth of a City - Downtown Connellsville
Welcome to Downtown Connellsville Pennsylvania
The city of Connellsville, Pennsylvania has been going through a transformation during the past 10 years. Everything in the former city Comprehensive Plan has been accomplished, and now it's time to move on to a new Comprehensive Plan that will guide the city for the next 10 years. Thanks to Connellsville City Council, Connellsville Redevelopment Authority, Fayette County Cultural Trust, Allegheny Conference, Somerset Trust, UPMC Health Plan, TriState Capital, many Foundations, Organizations, Volunteers and Residents that made these past 10 years the most successful and enjoyable years this city has seen in a long time!

The City of Connellsville is located in the north central section of Fayette County and is approximately two square miles with thirty seven miles of road located within the city limits. The two primary roadways in the city’s downtown area are Crawford Avenue and Pittsburgh Street. State Route 119 also runs through the city. The city business district is located on the east side of Crawford Avenue and Pittsburgh Street. The City of Connellsville has many landmarks including two beautiful parks. The Youghiogheny River and the Great Allegheny Passage Bike Hike Trail are located in the heart of downtown.  The new Amtrak station was completed in the summer of 2011. The newly built Connellsville Canteen is now open and houses a WWII Museum and Harry Clark's Great Indian Creak Rail Road Display & Cafe.  Newly opened restaurants and shopping venues have sprung up all around downtown. 

Downtown Connellsville Vision Statement: Connellsville is a community of rich natural and historic resources where all embrace: local history, the benefits of tourism centered on the Great Allegheny Passage and the Youghiogheny River, the beauty of the environment, the advantages of local services, businesses, artists and crafters; so that both the quality of life and vitality of businesses are improved through increased visitors and active members of the community.

Downtown Connellsville Mission Statement:
With the current business community, natural and historic resources and our cultural diversity as a solid foundation, the Downtown Connellsville Program will provide opportunities for existing and future businesses to expand and flourish by encouraging economic development and revitalization through the promotion of our heritage, the arts and tourism.

Connecting Connellsville


Designated "Downtown Connellsville" Revitalization Effort Boundaries