Five Cumberland County projects received grant funding from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.
Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp. (CAEDC) said Governor Tom Wolf’s office selected the projects after it assisted the organizations in applying.
Penn Harris Hotel, Camp Hill, received $1 million for renovations to the interior and exterior portions of the property. The Penn Harris Hotel can accommodate 1,400 people in its conference room, making it the largest in Cumberland County, CAEDC said.
Army Heritage Center Foundation also received $1 million for the expansion of the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center in Carlisle. The expansion will add 30,000 square feet to the facility for museum space, multipurpose rooms, and a catering kitchen.
Koloman Development LLC was awarded $1 million for redevelopment on the Carlisle Pike that will consolidate four site locations and demolish four structures and construct one new structure and conduct much needed traffic improvements on St. Johns Church Road.
Organic Remedies Grower and Processor facility in Middlesex Township received $500,000 to produce a state-of-the-art medical marijuana growing/processing facility that will enable the production of four to five crops per year.
“We are very pleased to receive partial funding for the re-development of the iconic Penn Harris Hotel,” said Mark DiSanto, CEO of Triple Crown Corp., owner of the hotel. “We continue to partner with the state and county officials to garner the necessary support to bring this property back to the premiere status it once had.”
Pennsylvania also announced new grants through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, of which $524,000 will go to the Carlisle Airport for design and construction of a terminal building to aid in continued economic development.
“CAEDC continues to make great strides in economic development in Cumberland County by supporting public investments in projects such as these,” said board Chair Crystal Quintin. “We are fortunate to have strong partners in our business community who value the quality of life, workforce, academic and cultural assets Cumberland County has to offer, ensuring a sustainable and thriving future for our shared communities through these investments.”