Daley applauds more than $4 million in grants to parts of Montgomery County

HARRISBURG, March 28 – Funding grants will benefit a variety of local projects, all expected to improve infrastructure and create jobs within Montgomery County, state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced today.

"We very much appreciate the investment in our district," Daley said. "These projects, with the help of the grant funding, will improve our community and create jobs for those who live here. I'm grateful to all who helped make this happen."

Funding totals for these various projects surpass $4 million, either through the request of the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority via the Local Share Account or Keystone River Crossing Elm with assistance from the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

Within the 148th Legislative District represented by Daley, funds will funnel into projects in Conshohocken and Plymouth Meeting.

A grant of $1 million has been issued to assist with the construction of a SORA West Gateway office building and parking garage in downtown Conshohocken. Another $1 million will go toward a SORA West Gateway hotel in the same area.

More than $2 million will assist intersection improvements and pedestrian accessibility improvements at the SORA West site.

Additionally, $500,000 has been granted to help construct a new retail space at Plymouth Meeting Mall that will be marketed to an arts and crafts purveyor, a craft brewery and several restaurants.

These grants, among dozens others statewide, were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority to encourage economic development throughout Pennsylvania.