Daley announces 2 state grants for area construction projects

Over $2M will go to Belmont Avenue, Saint Joseph’s University walkways

HARRISBURG, March 26 – Two separate state grants were awarded to KGSB Investor LLC and Saint Joseph's University for those entities to complete needed pedestrian safety infrastructure in the area, said state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery.

The grants originate from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, which provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.

KGSB Investor LLC received $1,378,176 to build safe walkways accounting for bike, car and bus traffic at their planned mixed-use community in the City Ave District, Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township.

Saint Joseph’s University is receiving $727,930 to build an ADA-compliant pedestrian pathway at Kelly Academic Plaza in Lower Merion Township.       

"Congratulations to our grant recipients,” Daley said. “By receiving funding to construct pedestrian pathways, you're not just building paths; you're paving the way for safer, more accessible communities. Your dedication to enhancing walkability is truly commendable."

Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages.