City and State officials gathered on Tulpehocken Street in Reading Thursday midday to break ground on a multicomplex apartment building in the designated Buttonwood Gateway area of the City.
After a brief press conference by Delaware Valley Development Company, local officials held a ceremonial ground breaking on the construction site.
The Redevelopment Authority of Reading was recently granted $878,612 for environmental remediation for the site by the Industrial Sites Reuse Program.
Delaware Valley Development Company will revitalize the long-blighted property by constructing 28 interlocking townhomes with integral parking garages.
When completed, the building will host 12 walk-up apartments, and six three-bedroom townhomes, all with individual entrances and on-site parking.
Habitat for Humanity of Berks County is also working to revitalize the area. Habitat’s first build of the Buttonwood Gateway Project is located on West Buttonwood Street and features a three-bedroom, one and a half bath home.