Snyder announces $100K in funding for Rices Landing remediation project

HARRISBURG, May 25 – Today, the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved a $100,000 grant to be used to demolish a building posing a health and safety risk, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today.

Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, and state Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-Beaver/Greene/Washington, said the old bank building in Rices Landing has been vacant for many years, resulting in several deficiencies and causing unsafe conditions for pedestrians and traffic along Main Street.

“The new CFA Blight Remediation program will be a huge help here in Rices Landing,” said Snyder. “It will allow for the expedited removal of an unsafe building and provides a great opportunity for redevelopment to spur future economic growth.”

“Rices Landing has a long and storied existence along the historic Monongahela River,” said Bartolotta. “The borough has been part of Pennsylvania’s industrial past with the WA Young and Sons Foundry and is embracing the recreational possibilities for the future. I applaud the continued pursuit to combat blight in our beautiful corner of the commonwealth.”

The Commonwealth Financing Authority provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses and communities succeed and thrive, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. More information can be found at the following link: https://dced.pa.gov/programs-funding/commonwealth-financing-authority-cfa/.