Gainey: $4 million in state grants awarded to local projects

Grants will help boost redevelopment, create jobs

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 23 – Just in time for the holidays, state Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, today is said he is thrilled to announce that at least $4 million in state grants has been awarded to several local projects in the east Pittsburgh region.

“I want to thank everyone who has worked on these projects to get them up and running,” Gainey said. “This is tremendously good news right before the holidays and marks an important investment in many of our communities. And I want to thank Governor Tom Wolf for working with me to make many of these projects happen.”

The grants announced Wednesday include:

  • City of Pittsburgh, $1 million to help rehabilitate Homewood Park, including a new athletic field and ADA accessibility.
  • Urban Redevelopment Authority, $500,000 to help fund mixed commercial development on Larimar Avenue between Meadow and Winslow streets.
  • Lemington Mixed Use Senior Apartments, $500,000 to create a community health center and help fund a solar power project.
  • McKnight Strington, $1 million to redevelop a vacant building for mixed-use development, including retail and office space.
  • Lexington Technology Park, $1 million to help fund site improvements.