The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity. RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs. For more information please visit PA Office of the Budget RACP Website.
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The Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority acts as the Grantee for many of the local development projects in Lancaster County that get awarded the State funding. Over the past several years, the Authority has received a total of $32,250,000 from the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget for a variety of economic development projects in Lancaster County.
- In 2009, the Authority was awarded $13,000,000 for the Northwest Gateway Project to allow for the reconnection of the City grid between the North and West quadrants of Lancaster City. The project is a collaboration among the Authority, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster General Health and Norfolk Southern Railroad.
- In 2011, the Authority was awarded $4,000,000 for the Lancaster History.org Project. The Lancaster Township Project involved the renovation of an existing 13,564 SF structure that provides the services of Lancaster County’s official historical society and the construction of a 19,755 SF addition to the existing structure to allow for the expansion of programming services; creation of new research facilities; and creation of storage areas for archival, library and collection items. A multi-purpose auditorium, pictorial galleries and learning centers was also included in the Project.
- In 2012, the Authority was awarded $1,750,000 for Phase I of the Keystone Solar Project. Phase I of the project provided 5.9 mega-watts of electrical generation through the installation of 1,500 photo-voltaic solar panels on a 30 acre site in East Drumore Township. The RACP grant consisted of procurement of a portion of the panels and work under an electrical sub-contract to power and commission the panels.
- In 2012, the Authority was awarded $4,750,000 for the Lancaster General Health Cancer Center. The total project cost $44,000,000 and the RACP grant funds were used for the $10,000,000 phase of the project that included the interior fit-out of 50,000 SF of patient care center space, radiation and infusion therapy space and administrative space. The remaining cost of the project was paid from other non-RACP sources.
- In 2012, the Authority was awarded $8,750,000 for the Perdue Soybean Processing Plant in Conoy Township. The project consists of two grain processing facilities, a grain elevator and a soybean processing plant. The RACP funds will be used to pay for site work and construction of the grain elevator.
- 2014 –the Authority was awarded $3,000,000 for the Rock Lititz Project. The projects vision is that by 2020, Rock Lititz will house over 1,000,000 square feet of offices, design studios, warehouses, storage, and a state-of-the-art Rock Lititz Studio. They anticipate to have over 1,100 employees (with 540+ new jobs) and be driving tens of millions of dollars into the regional economy. Tait Towers and Clair Brothers have joined together to form Rock Lititz Properties, LP. Rock Lititz has purchased 95.5 acres of land at 36 West Newport Rd in Lititz. This will allow for expansion of the existing Lititz entertainment businesses (Clair Global, Tait Towers and Atomic) as well as the attraction of similar business to the region. The property is zoned Campus Industrial.