HARRISBURG – After continued efforts and advocation for the Smithfield redevelopment project, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) proudly announced today that the Smithfield Gateway project will see over $3.6 million in state funding provided by Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).
“I am extremely pleased that the governor along with my leadership in Harrisburg acknowledged the documentation and advocacy I provided on the importance of this project as the “gateway” into our area of Marshalls Creek,” said Brown.
This project includes having site work construction developed into a mixed-use development with 236 market rate apartments and 65,000 square-feet of retail space, as well as a 28,000 square-foot supermarket and three retail pads.
Brown added, “There is a tremendous amount of road repairs that are long overdue on this section of Route 209. The economic development was also needed to remediate some blighted properties and help uplift our area. A project this size will attract more services and businesses in this section of Monroe County and continue to create jobs and business taxes to assist our residential living tax burden. I’m looking forward to seeing a vibrant and active Smithfield Gateway project progress along with an improved road system at this location.”
The purpose of Pennsylvania’s RACP funding is to support critical expansion projects, providing opportunities for additional employment training, job creation and community services throughout the Commonwealth.
Representative Rosemary M. Brown
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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