HARRISBURG, PA, March 27, 2019 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) today announced nearly $7 million grants for construction projects in the 7th Senatorial District.

The projects will address transportation improvements and pedestrian safety, construction of mixed-use facilities, and to help build a new school structure that will be certified green and energy efficient.

“These projects will help keep pedestrians safe, drive our local economy, and provide a state-of-the-art school building in the district,” Sen. Hughes said. “I greatly appreciate the funding for these important projects in Conshohocken, Philadelphia and Upper Dublin. Thank you to Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration for supporting development across Pennsylvania.”

A total of $2,675,000 was awarded under the Multimodal Transportation Fund following a Commonwealth Financing Authority meeting Tuesday:

  • Keystone River Crossing Elm, LP received $2,075,000 for intersection and pedestrian improvements in Conshohocken at the mixed-use development site known as SORA-West.
  • The City of Philadelphia received $600,000 to improve pedestrian safety along Haverford Avenue at Rhoads and Sherwood streets in Overbrook where residents have complained of dangerous crossing conditions.

Another $2 million in Montgomery County Local Share Account grants were awarded to Keystone River Crossing Elm, LP.

  • The SORA West Gateway Office and Parking Garage Development project received $1 million for construction of a 429,000 square-foot office tower in Conshohocken. The development will retain 1,500 jobs and create 944 new jobs.
  • The SORA West Gateway Hotel Site Development project received $1 million for construction of a mixed-use hotel, restaurant and retail space in Conshohocken. The development will create 189 jobs at the hotel.

Finally, the School District of Upper Dublin was awarded $2 million for construction through the Alternative and Clean Energy Program grant. The money will be used to help fund construction of a new Sandy Run Middle School, which will be a high-performance building that is LEED gold certified through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).