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Governor Wolf Announces New State Funding for Development of Mixed-use Building on Vacant Lot in West Philadelphia

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces New State Funding for Development of Mixed-use Building on Vacant Lot in West Philadelphia Economy,  Infrastructure,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined state and local leaders for the official groundbreaking ceremony of the future home of New Market West, a hub for retail and community services for distressed communities in West Philadelphia. While on site, the governor announced the approval of $10.5 million in tax credits to support the project, accompanying the state’s $5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program investment announced in December.“This project will turn a vacant lot into a centerpiece of this community – giving our families a place to get access to critical services,” said Governor Wolf. “The strength of this project is the partnerships between groups that will bring much needed educational, workforce development, and other services to this building to assist people and families living in the area and I am proud that the commonwealth has invested the New Market West project.”The New Market West project includes the construction of a four story, 135,700 square foot hub for retail and community services on a 1.5-acre vacant site near the 60th and Market Street El stop in West Philadelphia. The building will bring high quality early childhood education; workforce development, educational and emergency support services; behavioral health services; and community-serving retail to this transit-accessible location.This project is expected to create 120 temporary full-time construction jobs. The project’s construction costs are expected to support 135 indirect and induced jobs. Additionally, once completed, the project will create 94 full-time permanent jobs and retain another 263 positions. Activity at the new building is expected to provide $1.385 million in new state and local taxes.New Market West is a joint venture between Mission First Housing Group and Horizon House, two organizations with a long history of creatively using their expertise in affordable housing and human service delivery to make a difference to people in need across Philadelphia. Now, with the strength of community-based partner ACHIEVEability, the organizations have an opportunity to bring this work to the Haddington-Cobbs Creek community.“Mission First is grateful to Governor Wolf for his leadership and his strong support of New Market West,” said Alfredo de la Pena, CEO, Mission First Housing Group. “This unique development is a testament to the power of nonprofit partnerships. Mission First, Horizon House and ACHIEVEability are excited to break ground today on New Market West, which will be a game-changer for West Philadelphia and will serve as a springboard for further revitalization in this community.”The project is supported by a $5 million RACP grant and $10.5 million in New Markets Tax Credits through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.“This New Market West project is taking an empty city lot and transforming it through this construction into a terrific resource for people in the surrounding neighborhoods,” said Brian A. Hudson Sr., CCG chair and executive director of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. “We’re hopeful that nearby families will not only take advantage of its many services but will embrace the facility as a community meeting place.”Construction on New Market West is expected to be complete by fall 2019.center_img February 16, 2018last_img read more

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Liverpool’s new men

first_img :: O’Driscoll, who even started work as a physio at Bournemouth while still a player, was elevated to manager at Dean Court in 2000. He guided them to a promotion in 2003 before joining Doncaster in 2006. He has since managed Crawley, Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and England Under-19s. :: At Doncaster, O’Driscoll won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and promotion to the Championship. Committed to a fluid style, he maintained their position in that division before leaving in 2011. :: His spell in charge of Forest lasted just five months before he was surprisingly sacked on Boxing Day 2012 with his side just a point outside the Championship play-off places and having beaten Leeds 4-2 earlier in the day. He quickly moved on to Bristol City but his reputation took a knock as he failed to avoid relegation to League One and left less than four months into the following season. :: He said after his departure from Forest: “I don’t think you fear something like that happening, because you go into every job in football knowing that you will ultimately get the sack.” :: O’Driscoll, who won three caps for the Republic of Ireland, is nicknamed ‘Noisy’ for his quiet, studious manner. :: In November 2008, O’Driscoll first crossed paths with Rodgers. His Bristol City side played out a 1-1 draw with Rodgers’ Watford. :: Dutchman Lijnders, 32, previously held roles at PSV Eindhoven, for five seasons, and FC Porto, for seven, before taking on a job at Liverpool’s Academy last year. He has impressed the club in his season in charge of the under-16s side, showing a desire to play to attractive, attacking football. :: At Porto he worked with all age-group sides from under-sixes through to first team. When moving to Merseyside he said Liverpool were one of the “few clubs in Europe with more history and tradition than FC Porto”. Press Association Liverpool have named Sean O’Driscoll as their new assistant manager and elevated Pepijn Lijnders to the role of first-team development coach as part of a shake-up of Brendan Rodgers’ backroom staff.center_img Here, Press Association Sport looks at the two new men. :: O’Driscoll, 58, has spent 36 years in the professional game as a player and coach. He started his playing career at Fulham in 1979 and moved to Bournemouth five years later. He went on to make a then record 423 league appearances for the Cherries before joining their coaching staff after his retirement in 1995. last_img read more

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