Corbett Announces $10M In Grants For Almono Project In Hazelwood

Locator map with the Hazlwood neighborhood in ...

Locator map with the Hazlwood neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania highlighted. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Before local developers can build a projected $1 billion in apartments, offices, retail shops and tech suites on the former LTV Steel Corp. site in Hazelwood, they need about $103 million in streets, utility lines and other infrastructure upgrades.

“There’s huge interest in this site, tremendous interest in this site, from developers not only in the region, but across the country,” said Don Smith, president of the Regional Industrial Development Corp., which is managing the project. “Really, it’s all just interest until we can give them some certainty that the site will be ready for their buildings to open.”

Gov. Tom Corbett on Wednesday announced $10 million in state grants to support development at the 178-acre Almono property along the Monongahela River.

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Reading City Council Weighs Options For Industrial Site

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Should some city entity buy the empty northwest Reading parcel where the skeleton of the half-built Berkshire Bottling Works has stood rusting since 2007?

At 50 acres, it’s the last big industrial site left in the city, and it’s up for foreclosure, city sources said Monday.

And City Council, which discussed the site in executive session last week, discussed the possibilities again on Monday in another executive session, this time with officials of the Reading Area Water Authority.

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