The West View Borough Streetscape project is rolling full steam ahead.
Thanks to funding received from The Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC) along with funding from Community Infrastructure and Tourism (CITF) over the last few years West View Borough has been able to address the business district streetscape along the Perry Highway corridor. The last time that the business district in “downtown West View” was upgraded was in 1980.
As of this writing the second phase is nearing completion with 20 decorative lights having been installed to include new electrical service to all as the previous wiring and conduit had been decayed and or wearing thin.
With all this being said we received great news this morning, March 30th, that West View will be receiving another round of CITF funding in the amount of $100,000.00 that will be used to continue the work along the Perry Highway corridor.
Other notable projects from 2020 and 2021 that are in completion and or in the queue.
- $100,000.00 Greenways, Trails and Recreation Grant for the Rehabilitation of Chief John Farley Park Located off of Ridgewood Avenue and behind Martsolf Ave. (complete) Thank you former State Representative Ravenstahl.
- $14,000.00 in Allegheny County Economic Development (CDBG) Funding for the demolition of blighted property on Ridgewood Ave (complete)
- $12,700.00 Grant Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) Funding Program for new LED Overhead Crosswalk Upgrades to Crosswalk sign Perry Highway. (approved awaiting installation)
- Application for $126,225.00 in Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Grant funding for the Rehabilitation of Honorable Richard E. Powell Park located in the 500 block of Perry Hwy. (awaiting approval)
- CDBG funding for the rehabilitation of Fordham Avenue, resurfacing, in the amount of $27,454.00 that was approved will take place this summer. (approved)
- CDBG funding for the resurfacing of a portion of Princeton Avenue between Stanford and Bronx Ave. (awaiting approval)
- CDBG funding for the resurfacing of Oakwood Ave between Center Ave and Fenton Avenue. (awaiting approval)
- CDBG funding for the resurfacing of Ridgewood Ave between State Alley and the dead end of Ridgewood (awaiting approval)
We have also budgeted $225,000.00 into the street resurfacing 2021 roadways and alleys.
- Addition of 30 LED streetlights on Ridgewood, Martsolf, Brightwood, Oakwood, Park and Beechmont Avenues.
Senator Lindsey M. Williams Announces $700,000 in Grant Funding for Infrastructure and Tourism Projects
Pittsburgh, Pa. − March 29, 2021 − Senator Lindsey M. Williams announced today that the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC) has issued $700,000 in Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund (CITF) grants to projects across Senate District 38.
CITF grants are administered by the RAAC and are funded through gaming revenues. These grants provide financial support to municipalities, authorities, councils of governments, non-profits, and others to carry out important economic development projects here in Allegheny County. Eligible projects promote local economic activities, create jobs, improve or create infrastructure, promote public safety, assist in workforce development, or improve the quality of life in the community.
Grantees receiving GEDTF funds in District 38 are:
- West View Borough received $100,000 for street improvements, including 18 new streetlights, in the business district along Perry Highway between Highland Avenue and Center Avenue;
- Town of McCandless received $100,000 for renovations and replacements of the tennis courts at Devlin Park and playground structures at the Lorraine Rogers Soccer Field and Park;
- North Hills Council of Governments received $75,000 for the Borough of Blawnox to install residential meters and meter readers, allowing for significantly more accurate accounting of actual water usage and cutting down on high rates of unaccounted-for water;
- Allegheny Valley North Council of Governments received $100,000 for Frazer Township for street repaving in 18 locations;
- Allegheny Valley North Council of Governments received $100,000 for Harrison Township for construction of a safe, attractive, and accessible biking/walking corridor through the commercial district;
- Brackenridge Borough received $100,000 to develop a half mile section of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail from Cherry Street to Mile Lock Lane; and
- O’Hara Township received $125,000 for construction of a stormwater management facility within the existing Greenwood Cemetery, which will reduce downstream flooding on Kittanning Pike, where a growing sinkhole and regular flooding cause incredibly dangerous and life-threatening conditions for residents.
“Each of these projects will bring significant value to their community by enhancing safety, improving infrastructure, or creating opportunities for outdoor recreation close to home,” said Senator Williams. “I’m proud to have advocated to support the wonderful work going on in our communities.