Bullock announces $1M grant for Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 26 – Following approval by the state Office of the Budget, state Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., announced that a $1 million grant has been awarded to Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House to complete the theater’s exterior restoration.

“This grant and this project are great news for our community,” Bullock said. “The opera house will certainly bring much needed growth and economic development to the North Broad Street Corridor.

“I’m excited to see the neighborhood engaged, and I look forward to working to support projects that will help our city thrive. The Met is and will continue to be a staple in the history of Philadelphia – in 2018, as a world-class concert venue.”

The funding will go toward façade renovations to bring back elements that will help the building earn historic designation, including significant customization work of doors, windows and glazing.

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 the Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional 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 programs.