More Luxury Apartments May Soon Be Coming to West Chester

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This site on South Matlack Street in West Chester may soon be home to 189 luxury apartments. Image via Google Maps.

Fort Washington’s Westrum Development Company is hoping to tap into the high-income, millennial home market by building 189 luxury apartments in West Chester, writes Bill Rettew Jr. for the Daily Local News.

The planned development would be located at the Agway hardware store site at 956 South Matlack Street. For the project to be approved, the site would have to be rezoned to residential.

John Westrum, Westrum’s owner, and his team presented the $30 million project at a recent meeting of the Board of Supervisors to show that the development would be the best use for the property.


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As part of the project, the builder would also finance improvements to Route 202. These would include adding more lanes and improving traffic signals.

“For residents already living there, it will be a much better traffic flow than now,” said Supervisor Christopher Pielli.

The proposed apartments would be rented for $1,300 to $2,000 per month, and the development would also include a fitness center, BYOB bar, a game center, and yoga stations.

“We believe that, by doing what we’re proposing, we’re doing something better for the public,” said Westrum.

Read more about Westrum’s plans in the Daily Local News by clicking here.

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