Bartolotta: $1.5 Million in State Funding Awarded for Redevelop Brockway Glass Plant in Washington County

Harrisburg – State Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46) today applauded the release of $1.5 million in state funding for the redevelopment of the former Brockway Glass Plant in Canton Township, Washington County.

Bartolotta said the brownfield redevelopment project will create new jobs for the region and provide additional tax revenue to state, county, and local governments.

“This is a shovel-ready project with broad local support,” said Bartolotta. “It also aligns with the Washington County and Canton Township comprehensive plans for land use and economic growth.”

The funding will be used by developer Running Brooke II Associates to prepare the site for a new 130,000-square-foot building with loading docks and parking to support industrial and manufacturing end uses. Site preparation will begin with the removal of dilapidated metal structures and a sand silo from the property. Construction of the new building will allow for leasable spaces to meet market demands. The project also increases the availability of Class A warehouse space in Washington County.

“Washington County is currently facing a shortened supply of Class A warehousing and industrial space. This project is particularly important as the Shell cracker plant comes online and the gas industry continues to maintain a strong presence in my district,” the senator noted.

State funding comes from the Redevelopment Assistance Capitol Program (RACP). RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.

 

Contact: Will Thomeier wthomeier@pasen.gov (724) 746-3762