Governor Wolf Visits Beaver County, Details How Restore Pennsylvania Can Help Offset Loss and Damage from Flooding

first_img Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Hopewell Twp., PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Hopewell Township to learn how Raccoon Creek continues to flood the adjacent Green Garden Plaza Shopping Center, threatening center tenants and nearby industrial parks, and to detail how Restore Pennsylvania can help offset loss and damage from frequent flooding. Gov. Wolf was joined by Rep. Rob Matzie and county and township officials on the visit.“After decades of neglect and little help from the federal government to repair ongoing flood damage, Pennsylvania communities are struggling,” Gov. Wolf said. “Restore Pennsylvania is necessary to address our legacy infrastructure needs and will help make Pennsylvania a leader in the 21st century. The flooding mitigation needs of Hopewell Township are not unique, but they are necessary, and long overdue. Restore Pennsylvania can help.”Governor Wolf recently proposed Restore Pennsylvania to provide funding to help towns and cities prepare for flooding and severe weather, upgrade flood walls and levees, replace high-hazard dams, and conduct stream restoration and maintenance.Restore Pennsylvania also will establish a disaster relief trust fund to assist individuals who suffer losses that are not compensated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other programs.In 2004, Hurricane Ivan caused Raccoon Creek to overflow and destroy the Green Garden Plaza Shopping Center. The center, which houses the only large grocery store in the area, was rebuilt, but tenants are met regularly with the need to plan for flooding when rains are heavy – a more frequent occurrence as Pennsylvania experienced the wettest year on record in 2018.“Governor Wolf is no stranger to our community,” Rep. Rob Matzie said. “He has showed his support time and time again. When he announced his Restore PA initiative, one of the areas that stood out to me was the governor’s recognition of the need for flood mitigation. So, I am thrilled to have him come to Green Garden Plaza to give him a firsthand look at the economic recovery there, and, most importantly, the water management challenges that remain.”Restore Pennsylvania is an ambitious infrastructure initiative funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax. Restore Pennsylvania will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.Encompassing new and expanded programs to address five priority infrastructure areas including high speed internet access, storm preparedness and disaster recovery, downstream manufacturing, business development, and energy infrastructure, demolition, revitalization, and renewal, and transportation capital projects, Restore Pennsylvania projects will be driven by local input about community needs.Projects identified by local stakeholders will be evaluated through a competitive process to ensure that high priority, high impact projects are funded and needs across Pennsylvania are met.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan. March 29, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Visits Beaver County, Details How Restore Pennsylvania Can Help Offset Loss and Damage from Floodinglast_img read more

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Derelict fixer-upper sold for $578k

first_imgThe value in this property was not so much the home but the land.Mr O’Kelly marketed it as “a project with potential” warning prospective buyers that they had to “come ready to renovate or explore your options to redevelop — the choice is yours for this property that requires a major overhaul in this highly sought after locale”.The realestate.com.au median house price in the suburb was $882,500 last week, with two bedders at $694,250, three bedders at $785,000 and four bedders at $1.035m. An investor could see rent around the $500 a week mark which is the suburb median, though three bedders were sitting around $485 a week and four bedders at $648 a week. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Potential galore at this Coorparoo home. Lots of sugar soap and elbow grease needed here. The outside’s not too flash either. 400 Chatsworth Road, Coorparoo, sold for $578,000 over the weekend.IF these walls could talk they would probably be saying “save me” but therein lay the charm for a buyer in Brisbane over the weekend who paid over half a million dollars for the ultimate fixer-upper.Tarpaulin and tape patching up a wall, peeling paint, an overgrown yard and multiple layers of dirt were just the start of the state of disrepair in this home but all were not enough to prevent it from being sold on Saturday.Simon O’Kelly of the Public Trustee of Queensland saw it land $578,000 proving the three bedroom, single bathroom, single parking space house was clearly not judged by its looks but its potential. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoNot pretty but this patch job must have been effective. These walls have definitely seen better days.The home at 400 Chatsworth Road, Coorparoo was on a 607sq m block zoned low density residential with CoreLogic showing the valuation for the land at half a million dollars.The last time this property sold was 30 years ago according to property records, for just $63,000.Subject to council approval, the property held strong potential for someone wanting to start from scratch, according to the PTQ.Coorparoo was considered a high demand suburb by realestate.com.au with twice the number of visits per property as the Queensland average and amenities including the Whites Hill Reserve, Camp Hill State School, Whites Hill State College and just 6km from the Brisbane CBD.last_img read more

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