DiSanto Announces State Grants for Key Projects in Dauphin and Perry Counties

Harrisburg – Five major projects in Dauphin and Perry counties are receiving crucial state assistance, Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) announced today.

“I’m pleased to announce this state support for upgrades to public facilities and economic development,” said DiSanto. “It’s important to me to bring state tax dollars back to our region for critical, but expensive, projects and help ease the burden on local taxpayers.”

DiSanto said the following Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants were approved:

Dauphin County Library System ($1 million)       

The Dauphin County Library System Walnut Street Harrisburg Expansion project will construct an interior connection between the current McCormick Riverfront Library and the newly acquired Haldeman Haly House. It will renovate the Haly House to support administrative offices, provide community, conference and private counseling rooms and renovate the lower floor of the existing library providing space for a children’s center and welcome center.

West Hanover Township Municipal Complex ($500,000)

The project will construct a 15,000-square-foot municipal complex which will house several township departments including: administration, buildings/code enforcement, parks and recreation, public works, West Hanover Water and Sewer Authority, and Stormwater Authority.

Rotunda Brew Pub ($1 million)

The Rotunda Brewing property is located at the end of the heavily trafficked Chocolate Avenue in Derry Township and sits a quarter mile from the recently constructed Town Square. This redevelopment will transition the business model from on-site production with limited space for on-premise consumption to a fully modernized and state-of-the-art brewpub facility that has the ability to compete with comparable locations in other states.

Swatara Township Municipal Complex Facility ($1 million)

Swatara Township needs a new Fire and Police Public Safety Building. The building will be 50,000 square feet and add secure rooms for meetings with crime victims, provide ventilation systems, decontamination areas, wash-down areas and storage areas, joint training facilities for fire and police, covered parking area and an emergency management operations center.

Perry County Economic Development Corporation ($1 million)

IBS is preparing to construct a state-of-the-art commercial egg hatchery on lot #3 of the Perry County Industrial Park.  The construction includes the following items needed for a commercial Egg Hatchery: Hot and Chilled Water Processor, Compressed Air System, Reverse Osmosis Water System, and an Electrical System. The hatchery facility will be constructed in three phases.

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.


CONTACT: Chuck Erdman cerdman@pasen.gov (717) 787-6801

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