Three Lebanon County projects were approved for $3 million total in the latest round of funding through the commonwealth’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.
RACP grants were awarded to:
· LVC Nursing & Interdisciplinary Health Education Facility III, Lebanon Valley College, Annville Township, $1.25 million.
This involves construction of a 37,000-square-foot building for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and other new nursing and health programs at the college. The facility will contain multiple teaching spaces, including simulation labs, skills labs with associated exam spaces, three classrooms, a wet lab and a home health simulation area. There will also be private and open offices, meeting rooms, study areas and support spaces for faculty.
The college’s newest undergraduate major, nursing enrolled its first cohort of students this fall. Summer 2023 is the anticipated completion date for the new building.
· North Cornwall Commons, Springwood Development Partners, North Cornwall Township, $500,000.
Two phases of a construction project will be connected to an existing commercial site, and at the end the road will be handed off to North Cornwall Township. RACP money will be used for site planning; excavation; removal of topsoil and debris; installation of water, sewer and electricity; paving and concrete of curbs and sidewalks; construction of a public street and red light; and associated stormwater management facilities.
· Whole Plants Health Expansion Phase II, Whole Plants, Lebanon city, $1.25 million.
The project supports construction of two more grow rooms; an expanded workspace that will create additional capacity for staff; and an employee entrance with one-way clean room, including gowning and locker rooms and an employee break area. It will also create two additional dry rooms, an expanded vault and a loading dock facility.
Paula Wolf is a freelance writer