LEWISTOWN - People gathered at a new apartment complex for the elderly at the former site of the Mann Edge Tool Co. on Monday for a guided tour.
Ground was broken on the project in November 2011 and the first residents started to move in Jan. 1.
The 31-unit apartment complex was made possible through a collaborative effort by the Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation, SEDA-Council of Governments, the Mifflin County Commissioners and several other entities.
Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER
Guests enter the foyer at the new Mann Edge Terrace apartment building in Lewistown Monday for an open house. The foyer sports the sign from the former Mann Edge Tool Co. office.
Rob Postal, president of MCIDC, was one of the tour guides on Monday.
Many of the residences graciously opened up their homes for the tour, allowing visitors to get a close up look of the spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments on three levels.
In addition to an on site laundry room, the complex has several common areas, including a fireplace room on the third floor and three seasons sun room.
Even though it has been less than two months since the project was completed, 25 of 31 apartments have already been rented.
The apartment complex sits on a 1.5-acre site. An adjacent 1.5 acres of property is currently undeveloped.
"It's under exploration, we are looking at it ... we want to see it redeveloped for its highest and best use," Postal said.
Postal said there has been strong demand for affordable housing such as the Mann Edge Terrace.
For more information, contact the SEDA-COG Housing Development Corporation at (800) 326-9310 or email Linda Mincemoyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.