Rep Bizzarro announces $11M for three redevelopment projects in Erie
Funding increases employment, tax revenue, and economic activity for community.
ERIE, Dec. 6 – State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, today announced $11M in state grants were awarded to three redevelopment projects in Erie County.
This funding, awarded under the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, includes the following:
- $3,000,000 for the Erie County Convention Center Authority – for the Bayfront Place Market House Expansion project to construct an approximately 22,000 SF Market House, including two tenants and grocery store and meat market.
- $5,000,000 to expERIEnce Children's Museum Facility – for expanding the current building and adding a new exterior space for outdoor programming.
- $3,000,000 for the Erie County Convention Center Authority – for UPMC Park Upgrades to the Ballpark and Arena.
“This is a highly competitive process because there are so many project applications and only so much money allocated to the program,” said Rep. Bizzarro. “I have spent a lot of time bringing key leaders from all over the commonwealth to Erie County to show them first-hand how these projects will impact our region and why funding them is vital to our future.”
Rep. Bizzarro said the funding, awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, will fund three projects that are certain to increase employment, tax revenue and economic activity for the community.
Bayfront Place Market House Expansion is designed to attract purveyors of artisan, ethnic and freshly prepared foods, arts, gifts and other unique retail items. expERIEnce Children's Museum is a place that has been inspiring creativity and imagination in children for over twenty five years and these renovations and updates ensure its future. UPMC Park upgrades include a new structure, enhanced concession and commissary areas, restrooms, and corporate suites, display boards, and an improved streetscape and entrance.
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.