Monday, October 31, 2022

Gov. Wolf Releases $40 Million In Capital Budget Funding, Including 3 Projects To Redevelop Brownfields, Recycle Plastics

On October 31, Gov. Tom Wolf announced the approval of$40.1 million in funding for ten redevelopment and community improvement projects that will revitalize communities and provide new opportunities across the Commonwealth.

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding for environment and energy projects include--

-- Allegheny County: Almono Limited Partnership, $3 million – funding will support continued development and infrastructure for the Mill District of Hazelwood Green to accommodate the University of Pittsburgh’s BioForge facility and Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Innovation Center. This phase of the development includes construction of a parking garage, roadways, utilities, stormwater conduits, and environmental remediation.

-- Erie County: IRG Erie, Inc., $5 million – funding will support development of a $200 million waste plastic recycling facility on 25-acres in a high-unemployment area of Erie City.

-- Northampton County: ArtsQuest, $7 million – funding will support a project to redevelop the abandoned Bethlehem Steel Corporation plant to create a facility for entertainment programming, cultural attractions, science displays, and community events. The facility will include a commercial kitchen with bathroom facilities.

Click Here for the complete announcement.

For more information on this program, visit the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program webpage.

[Posted: October 31, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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