Governor Wolf awards $ 54.5 million for 16 community development projects that will create jobs and improve quality of life


Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Governor Tom Wolf today announced approval of more than $ 54.5 million to support 16 community, economic development and revitalization projects across Pennsylvania.

“I am pleased to announce that these projects will receive the state funding they need to improve or create new community projects and facilities that add to the quality of life for residents of these communities,” said Governor Wolf .

Supported by the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), the funding will support critical expansion projects, providing opportunities for additional skills training, job creation and community services.

Award approvals include:

Adam County

  • Township of Cumberland
  • Adams County Historical Society Museum, Archives and Education Center
  • $ 2 million

The project includes the construction of a new temperature-controlled community history center for the invaluable artefacts collection of the Adams County Historical Society with an interactive exhibit gallery, education center, room reading and archives.

Allegheny County

  • Pittsburgh
  • Tree of life
  • $ 6.6 million

The project will transform the site of the worst anti-Semitic attack in US history into a new place of hope, remembrance and education.

Berks County

  • Township of Jefferson
  • IUOE Local 542 JATC
  • $ 745,000

The project includes the demolition and replacement of two existing structures at the IUOE training center. Two dormitories for each house 15 students in the training program and provide suitable HVAC systems and electrical, plumbing and fire extinguishing systems. The purchase of two excavators is included with this project.

Berks County

  • Reading
  • FirstEnergy Stadium
  • $ 7.5 million

The project will construct a three-story structure at the FirstEnergy Stadium for the home and visitor lodges, the women’s locker room, batting tunnels, weight room, team laundry room, equipment storage, a indoor event space and other improvements.

Bucks County

  • Township of Doylestown
  • Doylestown Hospital Children’s Village
  • $ 2 million

The project will build a new multi-purpose facility for the children’s village day care center on the site of the old center. Approximately 42,000 square feet in size, there will be rooms for infants to kindergartens, a multi-purpose area, library, play area and outdoor learning space, as well. than a secure entrance to the center.

Delaware County

  • The city of Chester
  • Small Business Incubator and Enterprise Center (SBICC)
  • $ 2 million

This Starboard Industries LLC project will create the Small Business Incubator and Enterprise Center and transform 24 Keystone Opportunity Zone lots into a 3,000 square foot four story office building and 70 car parking lot. The first floor will provide financially viable space for entrepreneurs in Chester. The remaining space will accommodate the Agronomed Pharmaceuticals management team and scientific opinion leaders.

Erie County

  • Erie
  • EXPERIENCE Children’s Museum
  • $ 5 million

The project expands the current building and adds new outdoor space for outdoor programming. The three-story addition to the current Children’s Museum facility includes site preparation, concrete foundations and slabs, structural steel, building envelope, interior walls and ceilings, finishes and mechanical and electrical systems. Existing renovations include: structural steel redesign and addition of energy efficient heating / cooling / lighting, electrical, plumbing, communications systems and ADA compliant entrances .

Lackawanna County

  • Scranton
  • The Loyalty Deposit and Discount Bank
  • $ 2 million

The project will renovate a nationally recognized historic commercial building and transform it into the bank’s new headquarters. The project will also renovate an older building in Dunmore, updating the location to showcase the bank’s growing digital capabilities.

Philadelphia cream

  • Reading Terminal Market
  • $ 1 million

The project will provide utility upgrades to ensure the long-term viability of the building and allow the Reading Terminal market to remain an attractive and welcoming place for new sellers, buyers and tourists.

Philadelphia cream

  • Philadelphia Community College, Main Campus – Student Service Center
  • $ 3 million

The project will update the Winnet building, the athletics center and the historic La Monnaie building.

Philadelphia cream

  • Academy of Music, Inc
  • $ 1.5 million

The project includes the restoration of the building’s roof, cornice and gutters, while improving safety for future roof maintenance.

Philadelphia cream

  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • $ 2 million

The project will improve the energy efficiency, accessibility and safety of people in the building by fencing the central courtyard and creating infill floors at each level to provide access to a new elevator, installing an emergency warning system. emergency and various fire safety mechanisms, and installing a cooling system. An undersized and non-functional passenger elevator will be removed and a service elevator for transporting large instruments will be installed.

York County

  • York City
  • Codorus Green Lane
  • 10 million dollars

The project is part of the Codorus Greenway Improvements and includes improvements between King Street and the railway bridge north of Philadelphia Street in York. Construction will repair and reconstruct flood walls to increase the capacity of the dike system and create riparian buffer zones adjacent to the creek and allow ADA compliant access point, contaminated soil remediation and improvements in the canal, including the construction of a cross vein in the stream.

York County

  • York City
  • Crispus Attucks York Museum of African American History
  • $ 4 million

The project will build a museum on vacant land owned by Crispus Attucks York. The museum will contain three floors with a lower level.

York County

  • York City
  • Strand Capitol Performing Arts, revitalization of call center infrastructure
  • $ 2 million

The Strand Theater project will replace the heating and cooling units and the fire detection and extinguishing system, improve stage lighting and the electronic marquee; renovate and redevelop the concession area, install motorized assist doors, construct lower counters and restore historic ornamentation.

York County

  • Spring Grove Borough
  • $ 3.2 million
  • Roth’s Church Road Community Partnership

In collaboration with the YMCA of York and the County of York, the Roth’s Church Road Community Partnership will establish a multigenerational community hub by repurposing a former school building. The project will repair the roof and carry out other renovations.


Norma P. Rex