Senator Kim Ward Announces More Than $14.6 Million for 7 Community Development Projects in Westmoreland County

(GREENSBURG) – Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-39) today announced the approval of more than $14.6 million to support 7 community, economic development, and revitalization projects in Westmoreland County.

“Community and economic development go hand-in-hand,” said Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward.  “The funding announced today for these projects will strengthen our local economy through job creation, advance our regional efforts to attract and grow businesses, while also improving the quality of life for our residents.”

Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), the funding will support critical expansion projects, providing opportunities for additional employment training, job creation and community services.

The following projects that were approved across Westmoreland County include:

  • Distribution Park, North Phase II – $1.53 million
    This project will provide development of 60 acres of land into two pad-ready sites.
  • Enhanced Supervision Facility – $2.54 million
    This project will provide new construction of an Enhanced Supervision Facility on Adelphoi’s main campus in Latrobe, Pa.
  • Hempfield Office Park, Phase II – $1.1 million
    This project will advance the development of 110 acers for market pad sites for technology and health care ready expansion projects.
  • Airport Terminal Building Expansion – $4.5 million
    This project will expand the main airport terminal from one story to two and provide a safe dedicated security screening space and more public areas including concessions for passengers.
  • RIDC Westmorland Phase V – $1 million
    This project will improve the RIDC-Westmoreland facility through infrastructure and electrical improvements.
  • LECOM Health Sciences Center – $2 million
    This project will construct a Health Sciences Center to include lecture halls, classrooms, and Problem-Based Learning rooms, laboratories, a learning resource center and student study space, faculty offices, conference rooms.
  • Pulmonary Institute at Redstone – $1.5 million
    This project will construct a new Pulmonary Center facility.  The facility will house 60 patient rooms and 2 family suites.  The Center will have a hospital-grade centralized oxygen delivery system and vacuum system, specific for pulmonary suctioning.  

The projects announced today are in addition to the RACP funds announced in December of 2021.

 

Contact: Erica Clayton Wright, ewright@pasen.gov, (412) 334-4856