Pennsylvania officials have awarded $810,000 in tax credits for five historic-rehabilitation projects throughout Philadelphia, including $200,000 each for work at the Beury Building on North Broad Street and the Penn Wynne House apartments in West Philadelphia's Wynnefield neighborhood.
The Philadelphia awards are part of $3 million in credits to preserve historic buildings statewide for the fiscal year ended June 30, Gov. Wolf's office said in a release Thursday.
"Pennsylvania is proud of the historic buildings that define our unique cities and towns," Wolf said in the release. "The economic benefits of historic rehabilitation and the impact of the historic tax credit program go far beyond one building and has the potential to spur reinvestment and revitalization in historic communities across the state."
The Beury Building funding will go toward converting the long-blighted historic high-rise at Erie Avenue into apartments, a block of which are to be set aside as affordable units, the governor's office said. The $38.1 million project is being undertaken by socially minded development group Shift Capital.
The credit for Penn Wynne House on Bryn Mawr Avenue near Wynnefield Avenue, meanwhile, will fund a $47.4 million face-lift for the Midcentury Modern apartment building, which previously accommodated largely low-income renters. Developer Cross Properties, which acquired the 17-story building in 2016, has rechristened it "the Dane," with plans to finish upgrades, including a dog park and saltwater pool, early next year, according to its website.
Other grants include: