Scranton, PA – April 22, 2022 – Today, Senator Marty Flynn announced six Lackawanna County projects that received a total of $8 million in funding through grants from Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) is a Commonwealth grant program for the acquisition and construction of economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.
“Each of these projects will improve Northeast Pennsylvania in a unique way,” Senator Flynn said, “but they all share the same thing in common – they’re geared towards building a better future. It’s incredibly important that we invest in education, that we bring jobs to the district, and that we look out for local businesses. With this state funding, we’re checking all of those boxes.”
The county projects that received funding are:
- 517 Bogart Project II – Slocum Hollow (Scranton) – $1,000,000 – The project will renovate three historically significant vacant commercial buildings into a vibrant commercial hub of restaurants, commercial establishments, outdoor space, rooftop venue, and residential space. The project will renovate 30,000 square feet of interior space to be developed with over fifty percent commercial use.
- SLHDA Pre-K Center Phase 2 (Scranton) – $250,000 – The project, Phase II, will renovate and build out the Pre-K Center. This includes building envelope, expanding classroom capacity, safety measures, HVAC, and electrical. Once closing and deed recording takes place, formal documentation will be provided. It will address the immediate need for expanded classroom capacity and assist essential workers with educational daycare offerings.
- Triboro Industrial Park Development (Olyphant) – $3,000,000 – The project represents the first phase in a two-phase endeavor to develop this strategically located property. This phase focuses on preparing the eastern portion of the property for surface and building improvements, and will involve activities such as earthwork/excavation, clearing, utility relocation, mine mitigation, erosion and sedimentation control, and storm water ponds preparation.
- Aim Higher Program at Scranton Preparatory School (Scranton) – $750,000 – Project will renovate Scranton Prep for a suitable learning space, including: Exterior Repointing and Miscellaneous Repairs, Resurfacing and/or Replacing Gymnasium Floors, First floor Computer Lab Room Upgrades, Fourth Floor HVAC and Lighting, Fourth Floor Classroom and Office Upgrades, Professional Services -Architectural, HVAC, Electrical, Construction Management.
- Glenmontage Commercial Development (Moosic) – $2,000,000 – As part of the Lackawanna County community revitalization effort, the Glenmontage Commercial Development Project involves the property acquisition of an existing improved commercial property and new construction of a 30,000 square-foot two-story office building. The site will include new parking of approximately 240 parking spots, associated landscaping, and underground stormwater retainage. The existing and new buildings will house many tenants.
- Keystone College Living Learning Educational Complex (La Plume) – $1,000,000 – Keystone College will construct a new 25,000 square foot Educational Facility that will feature new multi-focus educational center incorporating the Keystone College Oppenheim Children’s Center, an early childhood education provider; relocating the DePaul School, a private education institution, that provides a well-structured system of programs aimed at maximizing abilities and compensating for a students’ disabilities providing them with the skills necessary to succeed academically; and Keystone College Education Department into a new construction 25,000 square foot facility which will include lecture hall, curriculum labs, and virtual educational training lab.
Administered by the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget, RACP grants focus on projects that have a wide regional impact and generate substantial increases of employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity.