(HARRISBURG) – The City of Sunbury was awarded a $2,000,000 grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108).
The funds will be used to help rehabilitate and redevelop a 21.83-acre brownfield site in the area of the intersection of Route 147 and Susquehanna Avenue, known as the Celotex site. The initial phase of the project involves land acquisition costs, upgrades to utilities and stormwater systems and the installation of a traffic light, to provide ease of access. The land is currently owned by Northumberland County.
“I want to recognize the City for its hard work on this application for critical grant funding,” said Senator Gordner. “The completion of this project will be a major boost to the local economy, by providing a prime location for businesses to come in and establish a presence in this community.”
“Not only will this phase of the project bring many life-sustaining jobs and tax revenue to the Sunbury area, but it will also be a blueprint for further projects of a similar nature,” said Representative Culver.
The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) is a Commonwealth 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 revenues, or other measures of economic activity. RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs.
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