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UPDATE: Pa. gives millions to refinery; trims Comcast; FMC, ShopRite, Urban on hold

RACP giveaways: the final 2014 list

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.

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

YES to $3.5 million (of a $10 million request) to help move French insulation giant Saint-Gobain into the long-vacant National Liberty Corporate Campus, East Whiteland Township
YES to $2.5 million (all they asked for) to help Sikorsky Global Helicopters tunnel under Washington Lane to connect its factory to a 12-acre expansion site by Chester County Airport.1
NO to $10.5 million that would subsidize developer Brian O'Neill's Uptown Worthington developmnet
NO to $2.5 million for People's Light & Theatre Co. improvements, East Whiteland Township
NO to $2.25 million for a proposed "Coatesville Office/Hotel"

YES to $5 million for Brazil-based Braskem America to take over and update "the splitter units within Sunoco Inc.'s Marcus Hook refinery"
YES to $5 million to help build a "restaurant with liquor" and stores at Ponds Edge Development, Middletown Township
YES to $2 milion (of a requested $5 million) for SAP America Inc.'s data center at its Newtown Square headquarters
YES to $500,000 (of a requested $1.5 million) to help demolish public housing in Ridley and Nether Providence townships for Kinder Park, and to fix a maintenance building
NO to $18 million for "infrastructure improvements" and a new heating and cooling system at Crozer-Chester Medical Center
NO to $17.6 million for a 125-room hotel, Tourist Attraction Center, two sound stages and offices at Jeff Rotwitt's Sun Center II studio, Chester Township 
NO to $10 million for Sunoco Inc.'s planned new 230,000 sf headquarters combining two vacant buildings in Newtown Square
NO to $10 million for Villanova University to build parking lots and a garage 
NO to 6 smaller proposals

YES to $3 million (of a requested $10 million) for Abington Health Cancer Center
YES to $2.5 milllion (of a requested $4.4 million) for developer Bill Glazer's Keystone Property Group to convert the former Verizon building into Conhohocken Borough Hall and police station
YES to $500,000 (of a requested $2 million) toward Elon Group's $5 milion redevelopment of Montgomery Park into100 units of affordable housing and an elder care center at the former Montgomery Hospital, Norristown
NO to 11 other proposals