AMBLER, Pa. (CBS) – The spark that’s expected to jumpstart the revitalization of the borough of Ambler will be coming soon in the form of a “green” office building that’s rising out of the site of an old asbestos plant.

The final piece of the financial puzzle is now in place that allows the developer to transform the former Ambler Boiler House from a brownfield site to a viable office building. The project has been a decade in the making and according to Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Hoeffel will help revitalize one of the county’s older communities when the new employees move in.

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“They’ll be commuting to the beautiful new train station, they’ll be having lunch in the restaurants and maybe hanging around for a movie and dinner, so this place is happening.”

The final $2.5 million of the $14 million project comes from the Energy Works commercial loan program. The developer expects there will be 140 employees in the new building and they could start moving in by the end of next year.

Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio