Governor Wolf Increases Access to Affordable Housing in Butler County

August 29, 2018

Harrisburg,PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to support the construction of a 588-unit mixed-use affordable housing development in Lancaster Township, Butler County.

“This is an investment in the people and economy of Butler County that will help to make housing more affordable for hundreds of families,” said Governor Wolf. “By supporting the construction of new housing and infrastructure improvements, we will help the township to attract more residents who will shop at local stores and expand the tax base.”

Arden Wood LLC was awarded a $1.5 million grant to support the Arden Woods Development Project, a mixed-use housing development that will attract new residents and expand the Lancaster Township tax base. The funding will also assist in constructing a .75-mile access road to the development and the Rex Energy/Dorsch Well Pads, as well as site infrastructure including sewer, water, storm sewers, utilities, and roads. The project is expected to positively impact the overall economic vitality of the area through an increased population.

“This project will ensure the appropriate infrastructure is in place to support growth in Lancaster Township,” said State Rep. Jim Marshall (R-Beaver/Butler). “I was pleased to work with Gov. Tom Wolf and Lancaster Township officials to secure this funding. This is a great example of what can happen when state and local officials work together towards community development.”

Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.

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