Bartolotta Announces $2.5 Million in Redevelopment Grants for the 46th District

HARRISBURG – Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) announced that four Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grants totaling $2.5 million were awarded to the district. The funding will benefit industrial revitalization/economic development, tourism and drug treatment.

Industrial Revitalization/Economic Development

  • $1 million for the Ohio Riverfront Industrial Development. The project will redevelop and remediate a 40-acre industrial site and construct a 250,000 square foot high-tech manufacturing building to be used as the primary manufacturing and global distribution location. Improvements to the rail line will also be made.
  • $500,000 for the Atlas Metal Revitalization. The project will refurbish and upgrade bridge milling machines, as well as allow for the procurement of several other pieces of machinery. An additional part of the project will be repaving, utility upgrades and other infrastructure improvements.

Tourism

  • $500,000 for the Liberty Pole Spirits Racetrack Road Expansion. It will allow for the purchase of a two-acre parcel that will become a whiskey distillery campus consisting of three main structures: 2,400 square foot tasting room, 8,000 square foot production building and 4,000 square foot barrel storage building. It will also create outdoor seating with room for food truck parking.

Drug Treatment

  • $500,000 for the Detox Unit at Monongahela Valley Hospital. The project will renovate approximately 9,100 square feet of existing inpatient space on the seventh floor to convert it into a secure 14-bed inpatient detoxification unit.

“This grant funding will help to increase local employment levels and tax revenues – two initiatives that could greatly benefit the 46th District,” Sen. Bartolotta said. “The funding is truly an investment in the future of southwestern Pennsylvania.”

RACP is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are state-funded and cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs.

 

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