Grants Awarded for Local Redevelopment Projects

HARRISBURG – Six community redevelopment projects will receive state grants totaling $3 million through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), according to Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35).

Grant recipients include:

  • Bedford Fulton Joint Recreation Authority forPike 2 Bike” which will rehabilitate approximately 8.5 miles of abandoned turnpike between Breezewood and Pump Station Road in Fulton County. The project includes construction of a new pedestrian access bridge over Route 30 and the restoration of the former Cove Plaza site in Fulton County, as well as wayfinding signage, restrooms, and other improvements.
  • Redevelopment Authority of Cambria County for the development of the Iron to Arts Corridor in the City of Johnstown. The project includes sidewalk improvements, greenery, benches, lighting, a new park, and additional features along a 2-mile transportation network in the city.
  • Johnstown Industrial Development Corporation to repurpose an existing business park sites for industrial operations targeted to new and expanding companies.
  • Saint Francis University to renovate and expand Sullivan Hall as part of the Rural Health and Wellness Science Complex project. The project will feature the addition of two floors to the facility to better meet the needs of each of the school’s health sciences programs.
  • DLP Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, LLC, to renovate a significant portion of the Lee Campus building in Johnstown. The project will likely include demolition of existing interiors, reconfiguring and installation of electric and telecommunication lines, plumbing and HVAC, and basic build-out of the space to accommodate future growth at Memorial Medical.
  • Johnstown Area Heritage Association to rehabilitate the Johnstown Flood Museum, including installing new electrical, mechanical and lighting systems; upgrading the building shell including masonry, windows and doors; upgrading architectural finishes; elevator upgrades; and fire suppression and security system upgrades.

“Each of these grants highlights projects that make our local communities unique and special, while at the same time improving the quality of life for community residents,” Langerholc said. “These awards will further enhance our region – providing new opportunities for residents and as a travel destination to those outside our area – showcasing our region and providing economic impact.”

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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