State approves funding for Kennett Square parking garage expansion

Harrisburg >> Gov.Tom Wolf Friday announced the approval of $3.5 million to support six community, economic development, and revitalization projects in Chester County. Overall 24 projects in the five-county Philadelphia area got funding to the tune of $20 million.

“I am pleased to announce these projects will receive the funding they need to improve and create new community projects and facilities that add to the quality of life for residents in these counties,” Governor Wolf said.

Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, funding will support critical projects, some of which will provide opportunities for new growth in commercial, cultural and community service areas.

One of the recently approved projects includes $1,500,000 in funding to support the next phase of the Coatesville office and hotel development, a job-creating revitalization project in Chester County that features the construction of a 40,000-square-foot office building.

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Award approvals in Chester County include:

• $250,000 for Fiore Foundations, LLC, Rajant Wireless Technology & Security Center

• $750,000 for the borough of Kennett Square for expansion of the East Linden Street Parking Garage.

• $1.5 million for Coatesville office and hotel development by Coatesville Office Funding, LLC.

• $250,000 to Immaculata University for the Student Engagement Center

• $250,000 to Chester County Boy Scouts of America for activity and resource campus.

• $$500,000 to the Borough of West Chester for borough hall renovation.

In Delaware County:

• $500,000 for Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art facility upgrades.

• $500,000 for Marcus Hook Delaware River fishing pier structural improvements.

• $500,000 to Monroe Energy West Side Project.

• $1.25 million to Boeing Company for vertical lift expansion at the V-22 factory.

• $1.25 million to for Drexeline Shopping Center redevelopment

• $1.5 million to Neumann University for student life and health sciences center.

•$500,000 to for Academy of Notre Dame STEM Center.

• $500,000 for Crozer-Chester Medical Center improvements.