Pennsylvania picked deals worth $200 million from developers and nonprofits from $1.1 billion in requests from the bond-funded, taxpayer-financed matching grants under the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program last year.
UPDATE: Disappointed applicants may still be funded later, notes Wolf spokesman Jeff Sheridan (I noted earlier they may re-apply but Sheridan points out the deals I labeled 'NO' haven't been rejected, just "not executed," to date).
Below is a list of major projects that got approved for cash gifts (and some that didn't) in the Philadelphia area under Gov. Tom Corbett last year, per a report posted recently by the Wolf adinistration.
More here. http://www.budget.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/redevelopment_assistance_capital_program/4602.
YES to $10 milion of the $25 million developer Liberty Property Trust asked for to pay "infrastructure costs" at Comcast Corp.'s $1.2 billion, 59-story Comcast Innovation & Technology Center tower
YES to all $5 million requested for Philadelphia Energy Solutions (Carlyle/Sunoco) to upgrade its 100,000-barrels-per-day Residual Fuel Catalytic Cracker
YES to $5 million of the $10 million Dietz & Watson asked for to move its warehouse and cold storage back to Northeast Philadelphia after its Delanco facility burned
YES to $5 million of the $20 million the Philadelphia Museum of Art wanted for its "Core Project" reconstruction
YES to $3.7 million of $4.9 million requested by the Philadelphia Chinatown Develpoment Corp. for its proposed Chinatown Community Center with 143 housing units plus stores and recreational space
YES to $3.5 million of $5 million requested by EB Realty Management Corp. for the Arcade at the Divine Lorraine Hotel and renovations
YES to $2.5 million of $5 million requested by PREIT for renovations at the Gallery shopping center
YES to $2.5 million of the $5 million a group of developers asked for to subsidize the East Market retail center at Market East, 11th and Market Sts.
YES to $2.5 million of the $5 million Pennrose Development LLC wanted for its "Equal Justice Center" 54-unit senior citizens housing project
YES to $1.5 million of the $5 million Thomas Jefferson University Health Obstetrics Program asked for to move its Labor and Delivery unit at TJU's Center City campus
YES to $500,000 for WHYY Inc., a radio station, to replace carpets and other equipment
YES to several other grants
NO to a total of $24.2 million requested for the 25-story proposed 5.0 University Place and the 3.0 University Place office buildings proposed for University City. (Corrected: An earlier version wrongly stated Thomas Leonard was part of this project; he is not; he invested in a previous project, 2.0 Univerity Place.)
NO to $15 million that would have rehabbed Navy Yard Building 18 for Urban Outfitters Inc.
NO to a total of $10 million for proposed Brown's SuperStores Inc. ShopRites in Mantua and on North Broad St.
NO to $10 milion for a luxury SLS International Hotel and residences in Center City
NO to $8 million for Independence Seaport Museum redevelopment
NO to $7 million for Brandywine Realty Trust's FMC Tower "tenant improvements" in University City
NO to $4 million for the $18.6 million proposed Granary Building office and retail redevelopment
NO to $3.25 million for the Reading Viaduct park project
NO to many other projects
YES for $3 million (of a $5 million request) to help build St. Mary Rehabilitation Hospital, Middletown Township
NO to Waterside, in Bensalem, which wanted $4.8 million toward its 605-home plus retail project
NO to the Biotechnology Incubator Expansion in Buckingham Township
NO to Cacace Associates' request for $1.2 million toward an assisted-living home at Mill Run
NO to 6 other Bucks proposals