Posted July 25, 2018 09:30:46 Some residents of Pa. have been worried about the future of their community’s housing stock.
The state’s Housing Finance Agency has been working on a housing plan to replace some of the city’s aging homes with new ones.
The agency has already announced plans for a $150 million project to build a new house on a parcel at the southeast corner of 14th and Madison streets.
The building will be the second of three that will be built on the property.
The first, completed in the early 1990s, was a two-story home that was gutted to make way for a new school and a nursing home.
The current home was built in 1998.
In recent months, Pa. officials have been pushing the agency to build another house, this one a two story one-bedroom house.
State Sen. Dan McCurdy, R-Philadelphia, said he’s not opposed to a new home.
But he worries about how many people are moving into the neighborhood.
“I’m not really a fan of the idea of a single-family home,” McCurdy said.
“It’s a big house, and there are a lot of people that are moving in.”
McCurdy said it’s hard to imagine residents of a neighborhood with a high concentration of people moving into one house.
“You don’t want to be like, ‘Hey, that’s just a house on this lot,'” McCurdy added.
The proposed new home will be located next to a church, which is the closest thing the community has to a community center.
But McCurdy also said the agency should be able to work with community groups and neighbors to come up with plans for the new home before the state’s budget deadline of September.
“We have the money, and we have the people,” McCully said.
“But I think it’s just not the right time right now to go forward and build a house.”
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