Markosek: Six projects awarded $450,000 in state investments

Funding will help demolition program, playground renovation, ballpark upgrades and more

MONROEVILLE, Nov. 15 – State Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny, announced today that the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority selected several local projects to receive $450,000 in state funding.

The following funding amounts were awarded:

  • $200,000 for Turtle Creek Valley Council of Governments to address the demolition of several structures in Pitcairn and Wall, playground renovations in Turtle Creek, and street reconstruction in Wilmerding.
  • $150,000 to revitalize the Crestas Terrace Community Center in North Versailles Township. The project includes demolition, roofing, flooring, HVAC and electrical work, plumbing and exterior improvements.
  • $100,000 to the Monroeville Baseball and Softball Association for improvements to the infrastructure at Monroeville Community Park West baseball and softball complex. The upgrades include replacing field turf, lighting and safety netting, and the installation of scoreboards and batting cages.

“These projects will provide many benefits to their respective communities, from tearing down buildings in disrepair to rehabilitating outdated parks and places to play,” Markosek said. “I’m very pleased to see the investment to help restore the Crestas Terrace Community Center so it can return to being a local resource and gathering spot for the neighborhood and future generations.”

The Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund uses finances from gaming activity in the county to fund the grants. The Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County and the state Commonwealth Financing Authority administer the fund.