Robinson Announces $6 Million in Grants for Allegheny Tourism

HARRISBURG – Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-37) announced that six Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grants totaling $6 million to benefit tourism was awarded to Allegheny County.

“There are so many things to love about Pittsburgh, including the continuous improvements and innovations,” Robinson said. “These grants will keep Allegheny County moving forward with tourism and community projects, resulting in economic development and job growth. People from all over the world love visiting our city, and our citizens take pride in their community. I look forward to seeing these projects come to fruition.”

  • Allegheny County Airport Authority – $2 million

Neighborhood 91, located near the entrance to Pittsburgh International Airport, will soon become the epicenter of additive manufacturing. The project site is a former coal mine and an area that has been used to dump municipal water. The master plan for this site includes more than one million square feet of new office space, 90,000 square feet of research and development space, a 400 room Class A hotel, and 240,000 square feet of new hangar space. The requested grant funds will be used for site preparation, infrastructure, engineering design and construction associated with Phase 6 of the overall project.

  • AHN Jefferson Regional Medical Center – $500,000

Current office spaces will be renovated to become integrated models for Medication Assisted Treatment Outpatient Clinic for Opioid Use Disorder care. The space will be refurbished to include patient examination rooms, a gathering space to host group and individual treatments, and office spaces. Renovations include upgrades to HVAC and lightning.

  • Municipality of Bethel Park – $500,000

Installation of recreational lighting poles to two fields located at Village Green Park and Millennium Park. The current lacrosse and soccer fields are unlit.

  • The Buncher Company – $1 million

Necessary improvements to the Findlay Industrial Park at Westport III site pad, including excavation, water infrastructure installation, and storm and sanitary sewers. Upon the completion of these activities, the construction of an 80,000-100,000 square foot warehouse facility will begin, providing prospective businesses with the necessary space for their specific ventures.

  • Robert Morris University – $1 million

The project will complete the expansion of the John Jay Center by adding new labs and learning environments. The project will enhance existing facilities, equipment, and educational support to meet the growth of the school and the region. The renovation will provide more space for teaching laboratories, student-faculty research labs, classrooms, computer labs and collaborative spaces.

  • Township of Moon – $1 million

Moon Township public safety building renovations. Mooncrest Community Center sanitary sewer service expansion and replacement. Boggs Run Fire Station extension of approximately 2,300 linear feet of water main sewer, and installation of 200 linear feet of water service to the Boggs Run Fire Station.

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.

 

Contact: Elizabeth Weitzel