Innamorato: Etna Borough redevelopment project awarded $750,000

51 Bridge Street to transform industrial building into technology hub

PITTSBURGH, April 25 – 51 Bridge Street LLC in Etna Borough secured $750,000 in funding for the second phase of its project to redevelop a former steel pipe manufacturing building into a hub to house technology and robotics manufacturers, announced state Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny.

“This is an exciting project that will help breathe new life into a piece of Etna’s industrial past,” Innamorato said. “This grant funding is another crucial component toward the completion of a project that will attract new businesses in a growing industry and provides an investment in the community’s future.”

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding was awarded for the next phase of the 51 Bridge Street redevelopment project, which includes the acquisition of the site, selective demolition, building structure such as steel framing, fireproofing, concrete, roofing and other interior building components. The exterior façade will be restored and rehabbed during this phase.

“The AM Group is grateful for the continued support from the commonwealth, Governor Wolf, Senator Lindsey Williams, Representative Sara Innamorato, Allegheny County, and the Borough of Etna,” said Tom Sabol of the AM Group, the developer behind the 51 Bridge Street project. “We are excited to continue the work to transform 51 Bridge Street into a space for innovation in the heart of Etna and contribute to the vibrant community.” 

More information about the 51 Bridge Street project can be found here.

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a 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 authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenue or other measures of economic activity.