HARRISBURG – Seven grants from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) will support community redevelopment projects in Washington and Greene counties, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46), who supported the projects.
A $1 million grant to the Washington Hospital will support the renovation of the Obstetrics and Women’s Health Unit, which is the only hospital unit that delivers babies in the region. The project will include the construction of a new lobby, family waiting area, staff support rooms, nursery and enhanced security measures.
A $1.5 million grant to Greene County Industrial Developments, Inc. will support development of additional land for the EverGreene Technology Park 2. The project will include the development of approximately 200 acres close to the I-79 Waynesburg interchange, including excavation work, installation of utilities and other construction to prepare the property for future business use.
A $500,000 grant to the Andrew G. Uram Family Partnership will support exterior and interior renovations to the Landmarks Building in the City of Washington. The project will include partial roof replacement, chimney and masonry work, façade improvements, ADA accessibility improvements, window replacement, fire protection, heating, air conditioning, ventilation and electrical and plumbing improvements.
“Each of these projects fills a unique need to improve the quality of life in our area and ensure that our region remains a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family,” Bartolotta said. “I look forward to seeing how these projects will positively impact our communities in the years to come.”
Addition RACP funding approved in the 46th District includes:
A $1 million grant to Waynesburg University will help pay for the final phase of renovations to the Stewart Sciences Building, including the nursing program on the first two floors. In addition to general renovations, advanced simulation labs will allow students opportunities to practice for live clinical experiences in a safe manner.
A $1 million grant to the Mon Valley Alliance (MVA) will support the construction of a flex-space building to be located in Alta Vista, its newest business park and a key economic generator for the Mid-Monongahela River Valley. The 35,000-square-foot building could be occupied by either two tenants or one large tenant, allowing MVA additional flexibility in attracting new businesses to the park.
A $2 million grant to Running Brooke II Associates will help redevelop and repurpose the former Brockway Glass Plant property in Canton Township, Washington County. The Brockway parcel includes a short line rail spur and has great access to Interstates 70 and 79, making it an ideal location for warehouse, distribution and manufacturing companies looking for intermodal connectivity. Running Brooke will build a new, 135,000-square-foot building with loading docks.
A $1 million grant to the Washington County Council on Economic Development will support the creation of pad-ready sites in the third phase of the Starpointe Business Park, located 19 miles from the cracker plant in Beaver County. The site will provide roughly 100 acres of developed land with infrastructure for expanding companies to locate adjacent to the interstate highway system.
RACP is a state grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. The program is open to projects that do not already qualify for funding under other state programs.
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