DeLuca: Penn Hills awarded $1 million grant for municipal complex construction
HARRISBURG, Oct. 31 – State Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Allegheny, announced that the municipality of Penn Hills has been awarded a $1 million grant through the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program to help fund the purchase of land and construction of a new municipal complex.
The state-funded RACP assists communities in the acquisition and construction of economic, recreational, cultural, civic or historical improvement projects.
Penn Hills will use the grant to help fund construction its new municipal complex at the site of the former Penn Hebron School on Duff Road.
The building will house municipal offices, police and EMS, and will include a firefighting training area. It will also expand available parking more than four-fold.
"Thank you to Governor Tom Wolf for moving this grant forward," DeLuca said. "When it is completed, the new building will offer a greener building, modern working accommodations for municipal employees and a public building we can all be proud of. The current building is not only too small and outdated, it also has many maintenance issues that Penn Hills would be forced to address in the near future."
According to the Penn Hills website, the new building has a completion target date of spring 2018.