Innamorato: $6 million awarded for two local projects

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 27 – Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, announced today that two local projects have been awarded a combined $6 million in state grants.

“These projects mark a major state investment in our community,” Innamorato said. “Whether it’s commercial and residential improvement or aid provided to a local nonprofit, these projects will have a lasting impact on our community, and I want to thank everyone involved who has helped make them happen.”

One of these projects is preparing and revitalizing the site of Allegheny Shores. This venture is being allocated $5 million to prepare the site for construction of new buildings. Earthwork and demolition, utility installation and roadway construction are some of the aspects these grant monies will address.

“On behalf of the extended Mosites team and our community partners, I am truly grateful for the strong leadership of Senator Williams and Representative Innamorato in advocating for this critical $5 million investment,” said Steven Mosites, Jr. whose company is the contractor on the project. “Their direct engagement and advocacy, along with that of Senator Costa, County Executive Fitzgerald and Governor Wolf, is the key turning point for this project which will revitalize and return upwards of 50 acres of riverfront to the Sharpsburg community and the greater region.”

The other project is expanding the Pittsburgh Glass Center’s facility. The company will be allocated $1 million to, among additional measures, renovate their current facilities, add square footage to studio spaces and add a fabrication lab as well.

“Pittsburgh Glass Center is grateful to have been selected for an RACP award and for the support of Representative Sara Innamorato and our state and local officials who have championed our expansion efforts,” said executive director of the organization Heather McElwee. “This project will be transformational not only for Pittsburgh Glass Center and the artists we serve but also for the Penn Avenue corridor and the Garfield-Friendship commercial district where the glass center is located.”