Westmoreland County will ask the state for $1 million to pay for demolition of the former Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette, which officials say has deteriorated to the point it poses a hazard for pedestrians and motorists.
Jason Rigone, executive director of the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp., will ask the county commissioners on Thursday to approve a business plan that will be submitted to the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program in Harrisburg by the Feb. 7 deadline.
The program is highly competitive. Last year, Gov. Tom Corbett approved 58 projects totaling $133 million across the state.
“It will be competitive going in for Monsour, but I think the state sees Monsour as a priority,” Rigone said.