Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) today
announced $6 million in state funding for two Bradford-area community
Pitt-Bradford was awarded $3 million for renovations
to the Seneca Building, including development of the Marilyn Horne Exhibit
Center, and Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems/Children’s Home of Bradford
was also awarded $3 million for the first phase of its facilities improvement
project plan. The funding comes from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance
Capital Program (RACP) and will go through the McKean County Industrial
Development Authority. Every dollar received in RACP funds must be matched with
local or other non-state funds.
“These are major investments that will have a significant positive impact on
our community,” said Causer. “The Seneca Building renovation will provide a
much-needed boost to downtown Bradford”.
“I was pleased to work closely with Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-Brockway) in support
of these initiatives, and I thank Gov. Tom Corbett for releasing the funds to make
these projects a reality,” he added.
Located on Main Street in Bradford, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s
Seneca Building project will encompass renovations to the first floor and
significant upgrades to the building’s infrastructure. Those upgrades will
include new heating, ventilation and air conditioning; replacement of the
elevator in the existing lobby area; installation of a plumbing backflow
preventer, fire pump and stand pipe, emergency power generator and
building-wide security system; site work to improve access under the Americans
with Disabilities Act; signs and façade improvements; and parking lot repairs.
The renovation of the first floor will also facilitate creation of the new
Marilyn Horne Exhibit Center, which will provide rotating, interactive exhibits
and museum-quality displays.
RACP provides grants to local communities for the acquisition and construction
of regional economic, cultural, civic, and historical improvement projects.