CENTER TWP. – A total of $3.3 million in state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding has been awarded to Stefanik Properties LLC toward its Stefanik Industrial Park.
According to information provided by the state, the project is for phase two of the Industrial Park construction and will be used to construct building No. 2.
This building will be 85,000 square feet of warehouse space in addition to 15,000 square feet of office space.
The building will receive a glazed finish and be equipped with elevators, a secure-access control, a wash bay, interior and exterior signage, restrooms, plumbing and HVAC, with tempered and heat-resistant glass windows.
It will be visible from Interstate 376 in Center Township.
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This project is one of a few in the Beaver Valley area that received funding from the 2021 funding round, which lasted from January 2021 through April 22, 2022.
One of these is the planned Beaver Valley Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (BHIVE) in Beaver Falls, which was given $734,025.
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Another was $2 million for Midland LP in Midland for Midland LP redevelopment phase three.
This project will involve the extension of 12th street from the existing cul-de-sac to the existing 70-acre parcel of land, which will extend portable water and sanitary sewer systems. The sewer extension will require a sanitary lift station.
Another project was for phase two for the Monaca New Civic Center, which was given $500,000.
This project would house the borough’s administrative, police, and consolidated fire department.
It would be a 27,000-square-foot, two-story building and would house police and fire vehicles.
A total of $1 million was awarded to Seserys APPC River Terminal LLC for phase two of the Ohio Riverfront Industrial Development in Aliquippa.
This project would redevelop and remediate a 40-acre industrial site and construct a 250,000-square-foot high-tech manufacturing building, which would be used as the primary manufacturing and global distribution location for petroleum lubricants, additives and coolants.
Relocation and improvements to the rail line would also take place.
A total of $750,000 was awarded to BiKop LP for the Turnpike Distribution Center Two in Big Beaver.
This project would construct an 856,000-square-foot warehouse distribution park containing three buildings over 95 acres. It would be 406,000 square feet for building one, approximately 307,000 square feet for building two, and 143,000 square feet for building three.
A total of $2 million was given to Duquesne University for the Duquesne University College of Osteopathic Medicine II.
This project would be a new three-level building with an open-air lobby, a shared student lounge, an academic excellence study lounge, a faculty co-work space, a standardized patient suite, a simulation hospital, a learning lecture hall and a virtual anatomy classroom.
A total of $500,000 was given to Moon Township for the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Co. and the Mooncrest Community Center.
This project would install an elevator, training areas, office spaces, breakrooms, and additional restroom/shower facilities to the township public safety building.
It would also replace and extend the existing sanitary sewer service main for the community center, extend approximately 2,300 linear feet of 12-inch water main sewer, and install 200 linear feet of 4-inch water service for the Boggs Run Fire Station.
Finally, $1 million was given to Robert Morris University, for the School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (SEMS), in Moon Township.
This project would complete the expansion of the John Jay Center by adding new labs and learning environments, as well as enhancing existing facilities, equipment and emotional support.
It would provide more space for teaching laboratories, student-faculty research labs, classrooms, computer labs and collaborative spaces.
A total of 11,450 square feet of renovated space would be for the science program, 5,200 square feet for the engineering program and 3,600 square feet for the mathematics program.
Nicholas Vercilla is a staff reporter for the Beaver County Times. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.