Markosek: $3.5 million in state investments support local projects

Projects include community center renovations and a new municipal building

MONROEVILLE, Oct. 26 – State Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny, announced Redevelopment Assistance Capital grants totaling $3.54 million were awarded to three local projects.

“I’m proud to have helped secure funding for projects that are committed to improving the quality of life and economic opportunities in the communities they serve,” Markosek said. “These investments will have a positive and long-lasting impact, and I want to thank everyone involved in helping make them happen.”

The following projects received funding:

  • $2.046 million for renovations and improvements to Jewish Community Center’s Monroeville Family Park facility. The project includes renovations to its aquatics center, shaded play areas, construction of a new indoor building with classroom space and a kitchen and dining area to facilitate meal preparation and dining needs during the summer.
  • $1 million for the Allegheny Petroleum Expansion in Wilmerding Borough. The overall proposed project involves the purchase of the company's existing leased building and renovations to improve the building's structure and manufacturing capabilities.
  • $500,000 to East Pittsburgh Borough to demolish the old gymnasium facility and construct the East Pittsburgh Municipal Facility, which would be more centrally located to most residents.

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.