Chester County Allocates $850,000 for Construction of Workforce Housing in West Chester

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Chester County has earmarked $850,000 for the construction of affordable housing units by the Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center in West Chester.

Chester County has earmarked $850,000 for the proposed construction of affordable workforce housing units by the Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center in West Chester, writes Bill Rettew for the Daily Local News.

Melton Center plans to build 51 units along Market, Miner, and Worthington streets. Ten units will be three- and four-bedroom townhouses with garages, while the remaining units will be a part of a four-story apartment building. Many of the one- and two-bedroom apartments will also be wheelchair-accessible.

Church Housing of Phoenixville and NRP LLC are also involved in the construction of the apartment building that is expected to cost a total of $14 million. In addition to county funding, the project is also being financed by PHFA funding and investors.

The construction is expected to begin in the spring of next year, with the completion date set for the spring of 2021.

“The Melton Center is very excited to be able to bring workforce housing to the West Chester community in partnership with Church Housing Corp and NRP,” said Lisa Dorsey, president of the Melton board of directors.

Read more about the project in the Daily Local News here.

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