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GrantsI know you received an email update from me last week, but I couldn’t wait to share more exciting news for our district: more than $8 million in state grants that will be coming to our area for a wide variety of projects.

I’m proud to have advocated for these projects in our area, and excited to see them come to fruition thanks to this investment from the state. Each of the projects funded today are vastly different, and I believe will improve the lives of our residents and as well as bolster our region’s economy through the development process.
The funding comes from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), 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.

One of the projects funded today will be the Carnegie Library of Homestead. They’ll receive $500,000 to renovate their locker rooms and pool, making the entire facility more wheelchair accessible.

Also with these funds, ACTION Housing will move forward with the redevelopment of the old Squirrel Hill Theater, which has been vacant since 2010. They’ll receive $1,000,000 to create a six-story building on the site.

The Frick Art & Historical Center, a major cultural asset in our region, moves forward with its mission, they will receive $1,250,000 to tackle major capital projects.

Other projects funded in our district include:

  • $500,000 for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to renovate meeting rooms and feature areas for community programs

  • $500,000 for the Distillery at South Shore in Pittsburgh to update its fa├žade, replace windows, HVAC and plumbing

  • $500,000 to the Urban Redevelopment Authority to preserve and stabilize the Homewood Coliseum
  • The Urban Redevelopment Authority will receive additional $1,000,000 to revitalize the Hunt Armory Recreation Facility

  • $500,000 for the City of Pittsburgh to expand Homewood Park

  • $1,000,000 go to the City of Pittsburgh to renovate the public pool at the Oliver Bath House

  • $1,000,000 for ICON Development, Pgh to begin work on a mixed-use project at Lexington Technology Park

  • $500,000 for the development of a 12-story office and retail building at Innovation Research Tower to include 100 parking spaces, and 86 bicycle spaces

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