Markosek announces $1 million grant at former Westinghouse headquarters

HARRISBURG, Dec. 28 – More jobs will likely come to Monroeville, announced state Rep. Brandon Markosek, thanks to a $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant that was awarded to a local entity for a renovation project at the Pittsburgh Super Computer Building.

“A grant of this magnitude is always exciting, but it’s even better when you know the funding is going to bring jobs to Monroeville,” Markosek said. “That’s what this is all about – making sure things happen in our community that allow residents to prosper. This grant does just that, and I can’t wait to the see the positive outcome of this funding in the near future.”

Markosek said the grant awardee, 4350 Propco LLC, will use the funding to make a number of renovations to the building, which also used to be the former location of the Westinghouse headquarters. Specifically, work will include electrical and mechanical upgrades, and amenity upgrades that include a fitness center, outdoor seating and site work, and tenant lounges.

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.

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.