Webster secures additional $1 million for two local projects

HARRISBURG, June 22 – State Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, today announced the awarding of an additional $1 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding earmarked for two rehabilitative projects in the area.

Of that funding, $500,000 was awarded to continue the upgrades at the Jeffersonville Golf Club and another $500,000 will be utilized for improvements to East Main Street in Collegeville.

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.

“I am happy to see the Jeffersonville Golf Club awarded another $500,000 to construct their new clubhouse,” Webster said. “This latest round of awards puts the total amount invested in the redesign of the Jeffersonville Golf Club well over $3 million. Community investments like this create flourishing local economies that see compounding benefits year after year.”

The project is geared toward the construction of a new clubhouse building, which will include a restaurant and a banquet facility to be utilized by the community’s residents. In addition, a pro shop, golf simulators, and storage space for equipment will be included in the construction.

The Collegeville rehabilitation is a collaborative effort, focusing on revitalizing Main Street with a more accessible civic space, increased parking, and allowing for continued walkability. In addition to upgrades to Borough Hall, this money also will be geared towards repurposing Clamer Hall into an event space with a restaurant. There is also the potential to add hotel rooms as the project progresses.

“I am grateful for these dollars going towards a necessary revitalization effort of buildings and infrastructure along Main Street in Collegeville,” Webster said. “A vibrant commercial district is imperative for local economic success and can help attract visitors and potential residents to our expanding community.”

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.

Residents with questions may call Webster’s office at 484-200-8263 or email RepWebster@pahouse.net.