Krajewski announces $2.9 million in redevelopment funding for three projects in his district

HARRISBURG, Dec. 7 – State Rep. Rick Krajewski, D-Phila., announced today that three projects in his district have been awarded a combined $2,917,713 for redevelopment projects. 

“Redevelopment grants pay dividends beyond the actual award amount because they contribute to the creation of jobs and the betterment of facilities and programs in our community, which our residents will benefit from long after the projects are completed,” Krajewski said. “I’m glad to see this funding returning to my district, and I’m excited to see the projects they will support continue toward completion.” 

The three projects in Krajewski’s district that have been awarded funding are: 

  • $250,000 for The Woodlands to make improvements to the entrance, including installing a crosswalk connecting the front gates to the trolley portal, restoring the front entry gatehouses, and improving site lighting and entry/road improvements; and improvements to the Stable building will be transformed into a welcoming hub for visitors to the site, allowing for increased programming, including visitor orientation, education and meeting space, and rental and event space. Additional renovations include roof demolition, carpentry and installation of new metal roof, systems installation including fire protection, plumbing, HVAC and electrical. 
  • $667,713 for the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia to improve ADA accessibility through renovation in three buildings, including replacement of two main entrance doors with automatic doors and installation of a ramp; adding an automatic door opener to the interior connecting door; addition of a ramp at IPEX connector and rail under existing stair; and adding a wheelchair platform. The project entails the replacement of two roofs for sustainability and energy efficiency. Lastly, it will add four electric vehicle charging stations. 
  • $2 million for PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar to create a Public Health Campus. Renovations include major electrical and plumbing upgrades, new lighting and ceilings, wall coverings, landscaping, façade upgrades and the creation of new office suites and conference rooms. The building also requires a new roof, windows and substantial mechanical improvements. Exterior improvements include new entryways, renovations to the parking lot and sidewalks, and general ADA compliance work. 

The funding for these projects was awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which 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.