This past June the City celebrated the ground breaking for Pentecostal Square located at 3rd and Pusey Streets in the City of Chester, directly across from First Pentecostal Holy Church. This 70 unit development will cater to the low-income elderly population of Southern Delaware County by providing high-quality, low-cost housing.
The development is a joint venture between Ingerman Affordable Housing and the First Pentecostal Holy Church. Pentecostal Square’s location in the heart of Chester will provide easily access the surrounding communities and will allow its residents to maintain their connections to the region. The single building (+/-73,000 sf) will contain 70 units (53 one and 17 two-bedroom units) and will be fitted with the modern amenities needed by the elderly. Each unit will have bathrooms fitted with shower grab-bars and lever-style faucets for easier and safer use. Also, each unit is 100% handicap adaptable and all hallways have handrails to help residents stay mobile. All of these age-specific amenities are provided in addition to all the standard amenities expected in a modern apartment building. Units will have central air conditioning, dishwasher and garbage disposals. The building will have a full sprinkler system, laundry room, and a furnished community room with warming kitchen for gatherings.
Wellington Heights Homeownership (WHH) Phase II is another new housing improvement developed by Pennrose Properties and Duvernay & Brooks, that is taking shape in the City of Chester. The development, which consists of 50 twin homes, is located in two sites in Chester’s west end: former Highland Gardens area and 6th & Reaney Streets.
Wellington Heights Homes presents a great opportunity for first time homebuyers enhanced by the chance to take advantage of first time homebuyer tax credits. This community consists of 42 twin homes, all standard with 3 bedrooms, 1/5 baths, full basements, gas heat, central air, public water and sewer. Four are also designated for accessible/handicap usage. Income guidelines and application process required. For more information on the homes, visitwww.wellingtonheightshomes.com.
The development site for Union Square is located at 3rd and Yarnall Streets in Chester’s west end at the site of the old Dewey/Horace Mann lots. These 26 affordable homes will have a base price of $100,000. All of the homes will have four bedrooms plus a den and three full bathrooms. Union Square homes include many features that are desirable and expected in today’s new housing market, and homebuyers have the option of customizing their home through the selection of certain upgrades as is found in other new market-rate homeownership developments.
Leading the Union Square effort is T.J. Properties, Inc., a for-profit developer with extensive affordable housing experience in Pennsylvania. Its partners in this development effort are the Chester Redevelopment Authority and the Chester Community Improvement Program, a community non-profit with a mission of fostering homeownership in the City. For more information contact T.J. Properties, Inc., at 215-477-1268 or Larry Douglas, Chester Community Improvement Project 610 876 8663.
Crozer Hills, developed by Pennrose Properties, is located on a 7.47 acre site at 14th & Kerlin Streets, in the former Park Villa area above Crozer Park. The Crozer Hills homes are single-family and have at least 1,600 square feet of living space with attached or detached garages depending upon the model. Standard units have 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms. Sales prices began at $140,000 with additional options and upgrades available. The City was able to use the Keystone Opportunity Zone tax benefits to make the houses more affordable. Phase II will be located behind the Crozer Hills development.