Rep. Shusterman announces $2 million in funding for project in Tredyffrin Township

PHOENIXVILLE, Dec. 7 – State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, announced today $2 million in state funding has been awarded to further economic development in Tredyffrin Township.  

Shusterman was instrumental in securing the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant funding that will help 675 Swedesford Road, LLC construct a two-story parking structure to support its timber-built office headquarters.

“This grant is an investment in the future of business in Chester County,” said Shusterman, who was appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board by Gov. Tom Wolf in May 2021. “New development like this project is essential to bring more jobs and opportunities to the people of our county, while also creating a more sustainable working environment.”

675 E. Swedesford Road headquarters is a proposed 5-story office space at the corner of East Swedesford Road and Old Eagle School Road. It is a new class of office space with a biophilic design using 36,000 square feet of reclaimed wood for ceilings, floors, and conference rooms.

Wood has a low manufacturing carbon footprint and is the only material that can remove carbon from the atmosphere. Through this project, 470 metric tons of carbon dioxide will be permanently sequestered, and by using wood instead of steel, another 1,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions will never be produced. This is the equivalent to taking 282 cars off the road for a year.

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.