Over 100 newly renamed single-family homes and townhouses are coming RIDC Armstrong Innovation Park In South Buffalo.
Don Myers, Chairman of Armstrong County Commissioner, said the project is essential to make the property the focus of future economic growth.
This was made possible through a partnership with the Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) in southwestern Pennsylvania. This non-profit organization seeks to promote economic growth and job creation through real estate development.
“Our partnership with RIDC has revealed that RIDC has the experience and expertise to understand and share our priorities and realize our vision.” Myers said.
The 925-acre site, formerly known as the North Point of the Slaterick Industrial Zone and later known as the North Point Industrial Zone, is owned by the Armstrong County Industrial Development Council.
County Commissioner Jason Renshaw said the partnership with RIDC has accelerated the long-standing priority of the Commissioner for Housing Development.
Housing will be developed under an agreement between the Armstrong County Industrial Development Council and America First Enterprise.
RIDC also plans to build two industrial flex buildings in a park along Route 28 on Exit 18 (Slate Rick). Each of them will be about 30,000 square feet.
Patrick Fabian said the Innovation Park is ideally located near the Pittsburgh area, offering potential for future expansion within Armstrong County.
The county and RIDC previously announced joint marketing activities to attract additional tenants, in addition to technical and light industry jobs.
Timothy White, Senior Vice President of Development at RIDC, said large projects are most effective when the vision is shared and there is a partnership with community leaders.
“The Commission has made this project a priority, and working together can ensure that its success is something that the community is proud of,” he said.
RIDC owns more than 2,800 acres of land in 11 industrial estates, including along Route 28 in OHARA.