Innamorato announces $750,000 in redevelopment funding for Etna Borough

Grant will help fund 51 Bridge Street redevelopment project

HARRISBURG, Dec. 6 -- State Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, announced $750,000 has been awarded to 51 Bridge Street LLC in Etna Borough to help fund the redevelopment project at that site.

The funding, awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, will help complete Phase 2 of the 51 Bridge Street redevelopment project. The project includes the acquisition of the site and complete redevelopment of the three-story industrial building. It includes demolition, building structure such as steel framing, fireproofing, concrete, roofing and other interior building components. The exterior façade will also be restored and rehabbed.

“This grant funding is vital to completing the next stage of this major redevelopment project in Etna. 51 Bridge Street was once home to a steel pipe manufacturer, and the rehabilitation of this building will pay tribute to the past, while allowing new, modern businesses to keep it alive,” Innamorato said. “This is an exciting day for Etna, and I couldn’t be more thankful to everyone involved in the project."

The AM Group is the organization behind the 51 Bridge Street project. It plans to transform the building to help house the area’s newest technology and robotics manufacturers. With its warehouse-meets-office layout, the building is set to be an ideal space for assembly, research and development, robotics and more.

More information about the 51 Bridge Street project can be found here.

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.