Gainey lauds $2.5 million grant for Bakery Square area

HARRISBURG, Oct. 14 – State Rep. Ed Gainey said a $2.5 million grant released today by Gov. Tom Wolf will enhance the Bakery Square development and further connect it with the surrounding community.

The funds will allow a transit center to be built connecting the Bakery Square area with the Larimer community, including a new stop on the MLK Jr. Busway and a bicycle/pedestrian bridge from Putman Street to Bakery Square.

“This is an important development for the entire community and I’m encouraged by the state’s commitment to ensuring that residents are able to access the area in a variety of ways,” said Gainey, D-Allegheny.

The total project cost is $5 million.

The funds were provided through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. RACP is 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 authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multijurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues or other measures of economic activity. RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state program.