ALLEGHENY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES PENNSYLVANIA INVESTMENT TO BENEFIT AIRPORT AREA DEVELOPMENT
PITTSBURGH, PA (December 15, 2010) – PA Governor Edward G. Rendell announced funding for two significant airport development projects at Pittsburgh International Airport. The Allegheny County Airport Authority announced that the funding will be put towards Clinton Phase Two, an extension of the successful Clinton Commerce Park on Clinton Road and the McClaren Road Project at the southwest corner of I-376 and McClaren Road, both in Findlay Township. The property is part of Pittsburgh International Airport.
“The PA grant will allow the Airport Authority to provide shovel-ready sites for development that will result in hundreds of jobs and millions in private investment. Pittsburgh International Airport's role as an economic generator is two-fold – providing high quality, competitive air service in and out of southwestern PA and developing key properties to attract new industry and jobs. The Allegheny County Airport Authority is grateful for all of the support we have received from Governor Rendell, Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, Findlay Township Officials and Supervisors and West Allegheny School District,” said Glenn R. Mahone, Chairman, Allegheny County Airport Authority.
“Development on Airport Property is an important goal of the Allegheny County Airport Authority. In order to create shovel-ready land, we need to make the necessary infrastructure improvements in order to market land to private companies. This funding will make that happen,” said Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director/CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority.
Funding for the projects comes from the state's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program for projects that have been approved by the General Assembly and signed into law by the Governor.
Clinton Commerce Park Phase Two was awarded $8 million for the extension of utilities, access roads and grading of six new industrial and commercial sites. The $20 million project is anticipated to create more than 2,000 permanent direct and indirect jobs, as well as 180 temporary construction jobs.
McClaren Business Park was awarded $5 million, for the construction of a new road that will connect to McClaren Road near the interchange with I-376. Several shovel-ready sites will be opened and prepared for development. The $11 million project is expected to create 400 permanent jobs and 250 construction jobs.