HARRISBURG – Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) has announced that projects in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties have been approved for grants under the Blight Remediation Program.
“These grants will help tremendously in revitalizing our communities,” said Lewis DelRosso. “Many of our once astounding landmarks have not had proper care in years. This money will help us to shine again.”
FCP Services Inc. in Tarentum Borough received $165,101 to revitalize the community resource center that will house a laundromat, Wi-Fi café, high-tech meeting rooms and a co-working space.
The Redevelopment Authority of the City of New Kensington received $298,286 to restore the Dattola Theatre. “This theatre is on the main street in New Kensington and has been closed for 35 years,” Lewis DelRosso said. “This restoration will serve as a catalyst for additional developments in the area.”
The City of Arnold received $300,000 as part of the program to assist with revitalizing 27 properties currently up for demolition.
“I am so proud to serve communities in the 33rd Legislative District and be an advocate for grants that will improve our area,” Lewis DelRosso concluded. “Our residents deserve the very best and it is an honor to be able to be a part of giving them that.”
Lewis DelRosso’s office will hold an Urban Affairs Blight Hearing on Thursday, June 3, at 9:30 a.m. The hearing will be held at the Salvation Allegheny Worship and Service Center at 917 Brackenridge Avenue, Brackenridge.
Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso
33rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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