Governor Wolf Announces Remediation and Assessment of Former Industrial Sites

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Remediation and Assessment of Former Industrial Sites December 12, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced two new approvals through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) that will clean up a former industrial site in York County and assess the environmental condition of a former Northampton County site to prepare them for occupation by businesses and residential properties.“The process of fully remediating a site can often be difficult and costly, so this program is vital to help get these sites pad-ready,” Governor Wolf said. “Having a collection of former brownfield sites ready for occupation helps attract companies to Pennsylvania and create jobs.”The ISRP provides loans and grants for environmental assessments and remediation. The program is designed to foster the cleanup of environmental contamination at industrial sites, thereby bringing blighted land into productive reuse.“It’s exciting to look at what the developers have planned for these sites,” DCED secretary Dennis Davin said. “These projects will help transform vacant brownfields into flourishing cornerstones for community and economic development like housing, a playground, and a medical clinic. This is great news for the cities of Easton and York.”“Turning unused former industrial sites into places where people work, shop, and play is one of the Department of Environmental Protection’s longest-running success stories, and I am glad to see new chapters added for Easton and York,” said Department of Environmental Protection secretary Patrick McDonnell.The two approved projects are as follows: The city of Easton was approved for a $153,382 for a Phase II environmental assessment of the 3.9-acre Black Diamond Silk Mill industrial site in Northampton County. Earlier this year, a Phase I environmental assessment was performed which identified areas of environmental concern that warranted further investigation. Phase II will consist of an initial assessment and the investigation necessary to complete the site characterization following demolition.  ISRP funds will be used for site characterization including soil borings, geophysical survey for two suspected underground storage tanks, soil investigation, ground water testing, Phase II reporting, and administration. Once assessed and remediated, PIRHL Developers LLC plans to construct a 60-unit low income housing complex, complementary community center, and a playground. A second phase will be comprised of complementary mixed-uses, including a grocery store, retail and medical office/urgent care clinic.The Redevelopment Authority of the City of York (RDA) was approved for $1,000,000 for remediation of the former Danskin Factory clothing manufacturing facility located at 300 North State Street in the city of York. ISRP funds will be used for removal of asbestos-containing materials, contamination debris, demolition debris, and other hazardous materials. Once the site is remediated, the RDA plans to construct 56 units of affordable housing for families.For more information about the Industrial Sites Reuse Program, visit the DCED website.last_img read more

THAI opens Puff Pie Food Truck Service

first_imgTHAI opens Puff & Pie Food Truck ServiceTHAI opens Puff & Pie Food Truck ServiceMrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo (fifth from left), Acting President, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), presided over the opening of THAI’s Puff & Pie Food Truck service, designed to accommodate a new generation’s lifestyle. This Puff & Pie Food truck serves premium foods, pastries, baked goods, and beverages, as well as signature dishes from Thai Catering Food Contest 2017 – Deep Fried Spicy Minced Chicken and Banana Caramel Cheese Cake. Mrs. Phakkhra Ruangsiradecho (seventh from left), Executive Vice President, Aviation Business Unit Department, along with Mrs. Suvimol Bualerd (second from left), Executive Vice President, Human Resources and General Administration Department, Flight Lieutenant Kanok Thongpurk (third from left), Executive Vice President, Legal Management Department, and Mrs.Varangkana Luerojvong (fourth from left), Managing Director, Catering Department, were present at the ceremony.The Puff & Pie Food Truck initially opened at THAI’s Head Office, THAI’s Operations Center on 13 November 2017 and afterwards will set up at the Big Mountain Music Festival, Suvarnabhumi Airport Operations Building, Assumption University Bangna Campus, and Central Westgate.Source = THAIlast_img read more

Florida Housing Market Is Balanced Improving

first_img May 26, 2014 506 Views Home prices have risen in Florida for 29 consecutive months as of April, according to Florida Realtors. At the same time, new listings and inventory are on the rise.The median sales price for an existing single-family home rose 6.1 percent year-over-year in April to $175,000. The median price for townhomes and condos rose 9.8 percent year-over-year to $140,500 in April, according to Florida Realtors.This compares to an existing single-family median price of $198,000 at the national level and an existing condo-townhome median price of $200,800 nationally.Inventory in Florida is reaching normal levels as the single-family market holds a 5.7 months’ supply as of April and the townhome-condo market holds a 6-month supply.”We continue to see the development of a sustainable market here in Florida,” said John Tuccillo, chief economist for Florida Realtors, adding, “The numbers all suggest a balanced market.””If there’s anything that jumps out of these numbers, it is the rapidly disappearing short sale market,” Tuccillo noted.”The decline in short sales—a characteristic seen all over the country—is a function of rising prices reducing the number of candidate properties for short sales.”Single-family home short sales plummeted 51.5 percent year-over-year in April, while short sales fell an even greater 57.9 percent in the condo-townhome market.”We expect this will continue as the market continues to improve,” Tuccillo said.Rising prices are also a factor in the increased listings in April, according to Sherri Meadows, president of Florida Realtors. April’s increase in new listings reflects that “many Florida homeowners are continuing to regain equity in their homes.”Single-family home sales were up 4.1 percent over the year in April for a total of 21,385 sales.On the other hand, sales of condos and townhomes declined 5.1 percent over the year for a total of 10,766. Florida Housing Market Is ‘Balanced,’ Improving in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Newscenter_img Florida Realtors Home Prices Home Sales Housing Supply 2014-05-26 Krista Franks Brock Sharelast_img read more