Construction on the Pinckney Hill Commons has begun, the new development will bring 51 new affordable homes to West Chester. This will include mixed-income workforce housing rentals for families that have members with mobility, hearing, and visual impairments. The community will be near public transportation and is located next to the Charles Melton Arts & Education Center. The property will feature 10 townhomes and a four-story, 41-unit apartment building.
The townhomes will include three- and four-bedroom units. They will include several amenities such as washer/dryer hookups and ample interior and exterior storage space, as well as attached garages and driveways.
The apartments will have an elevator, an important accessibility component, and will have a mix of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom units. The apartment building will include shared amenities such as a community room, library, laundry, management offices, and on-site supportive services. All residents will also have access to the Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center.
“The Melton Center was founded to help address the unmet needs of citizens who were traditionally marginalized by and disenfranchised from society based on their economic status, gender, or race,” said Lisa Dorsey, Board President at The Melton Center.
“It’s been our mission to provide opportunities for revitalization, education and growth to our neighborhood, and we’re thrilled to participate in this initiative.”
RHLS Deputy Director and Senior Attorney of Multi-Family Housing, Dina Schlossberg, as well as RHLS Attorney Brandon McFarlane and Consulting Attorney Ryanne Shuey, worked on this deal, RHLS’ first project with Kathryn Evans, Executive Director of Church Housing Corporation.
They offer supportive housing for people with special needs, as well as seniors. Pinckney Hill and the proposed Pikeland Commons will expand their services to multi-family dwellings. The organization is also newly partnered with The NRP Group, a development organization that partners with nonprofits to build their capacity.
You can read more here, Church Housing Corp. Breaks Ground on 51-Unit Affordable Housing Community in West Chester.