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Official Groundbreaking Held For Low-Cost Homes Project in Norristown

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – The revitalization of the county seat of Montgomery County, Pa. continues, with a new townhouse development designed to bring affordable housing to a community on the rebound.

Soon, amid the iconic Victorian houses along DeKalb Street near East Elm Street that many of the area’s movers and shakers used to call home, will rise a new development that will blend in with the community.

Arbor Heights” features a dozen new townhouses and a combination of federal, state, and county money will put the homes within financial reach of people who otherwise couldn’t afford to own.

“It’s very gratifying as a developer to think that my efforts here and my project here will serve as a spark that can catalyze the revitalization of this neighborhood,” developer Sarah Peck told KYW Newsradio today.

She noted that six new townhomes on each property are cleverly disguised to look like one of the old mansions that still sit in the neighborhood.

Officials expect the first homeowners to start moving in by early next year.

Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • Guess Who

    Why should our tax dollars be used to buy homes for lucky lottery winners?

  • sheriff

    Anybody taking bets that within a few years these homes built bu low bidder contractors cutting corners on quality will start falling apart, the families who have been given the keys by tyhe taxpayers to move in to these spanking new homes will quickly convert them to drug infested trouble making shooting galleries because people just don’t or care to learn something for nothing leads to nothing. Drug boyfriends of the month will live & spawn more future criminal welfare babies & the beat goes on. It’s called the democratic welfare enslavement of black people who when you do for them they will never do for themselves. Ahhh, future flash mobbers in waiting.

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