Construction on a four-story apartment and office building is expected to start in New Kensington later this year.
The 36-unit Pioneer Apartments will be built on a parking lot between 10th and 11th Streets, and between Fourth Avenue and Cherry Alley.
The project is being undertaken by Wesley Family Services, created in 2017 through the merger of Wesley Spectrum and Family Services of Western Pennsylvania. It began before the merger under Family Services and is officially still under its umbrella, said Stephen Christian-Michaels, chief strategy officer of Wesley Family Services and chief executive officer of Family Services of Western Pennsylvania.
“We hope this will be another anchor in the New Kensington redevelopment effort,” he said.
It is receiving about $10 million in tax credits and $500,000 in funding through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund.