Rozzi applauds $2.25 million grant for improvements to Reading’s Medical Arts building

READING, Dec. 6 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi today announced that Reading’s Medical Arts building has been selected to receive a $2.25 million grant to fund interior and exterior renovations, as well as a two-story addition to the facility.

The project will consist of construction of a two-story addition in the adjacent vacant lot, masonry and window repair, a roof replacement, modernization of ground-floor retail space, lobby restoration, utility improvements, and the addition of 35 residential apartments.

“Revamping Reading’s Medical Arts building into apartments and retail space has been a project in the works for years. Securing this state funding will ensure that this historic building maintains its original Art Deco touches that make it a crucial piece of Reading’s history,” Rozzi said. “Modernizing and utilizing this facility is just one example of continued efforts to redevelop and revitalize the city of Reading. I’m incredibly thankful for this $2 million investment and will keep working to bring more state dollars home to benefit our community.”

The grant comes from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. RACP 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. More information is available online at

Questions may be directed to Rozzi’s office by calling 610-921-8921.