South Fayette Township will be receiving $500,000 in state grants to help cover the costs of building a community center.

Plans for a community center have long been gestating in South Fayette. Right now, the growing township’s offices, library, police station and senior center have all been located in one complex on Millers Run Road.

The “most likely scenario,” according to John Barrett, the township’s manager, is for the new community center to be built on what is already there.

The overall cost is expected to be between $12 million and $15 million, Barrett said. There is not a definitive timeline that’s been set to break ground, but said that with the grant announcement “we will ramp up our planning efforts and look to have some public discussion and community input before we begin construction.”

In a statement announcing the grants, state Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-Cecil, explained…

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