Philadelphia – August 2, 2019 – Sen. Anthony Williams (D- Philadelphia) announced today that $5,520,000 in state redevelopment grants had been awarded to projects in his senatorial district.

“Investing in these redevelopment projects allow our communities to continue to strengthen and grow,” said Williams. “We need to continue to make these financial commitments to our neighborhoods.”

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grants are awarded to projects for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. 

Projects awarded in Sen. Williams district include:

  • $480,000 for the Free Library of Philadelphia and their 21st Century Initiative project to upgrade their facilities and services;
  • $1,000,000 awarded to DC Humphrys and their 5000 Paschall Avenue development project to create more production space;
  • $540,000 awarded to the Dorothy D. Allen Community Center at Wharton Square for mixed-use development community and living spaces;
  • $2,000,000 for the Passyunk Energy Center and their implementation of solar panels in the region; and
  • $1,500,000 for the University of Pennsylvania and their Pennovation Works Building to repurpose their DuPont research laboratory.