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Affordable senior-living project on tap for Harrisburg

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Shepherd's Crossing in Hampden Township is an affordable housing project that Monarch Development Group LLC completed in 2015.
Shepherd's Crossing in Hampden Township is an affordable housing project that Monarch Development Group LLC completed in 2015. - (Photo / )

A Cumberland County-based developer of affordable workforce housing is planning a senior-living project in Harrisburg.

The project, the Paxton Place development, will rise at 1100 S. 20th St., a vacant lot next to the Paxton Street Home in Harrisburg. 

The 37-unit apartment project is the result of a partnership between Lower Allen Township-based Monarch Development Group LLC and Paxton Ministries, a nonprofit that provides affordable housing and support services to people in need. It operates the Paxton Street Home, which serves adults of all ages, many of whom have disabilities.

The new project will feature 35 one-bedroom units and two two-bedroom units for people age 62 and older with limited incomes. To be eligible to move in, single tenants must make less than $31,380 per year. The income cap for two-person households is $35,880. 

Monarch Development Group has been involved in various affordable housing projects in the Harrisburg area, including Shepherd's Crossing in Hampden Township.

Paxton Place is expected to cost about $8 million to develop. The project received a $100,000 grant last year from Impact Harrisburg, a nonprofit created in 2014 to help steer the capital city's recovery from near-bankruptcy.

Dauphin County commissioners on Wednesday approved a $50,000 no-interest loan, which will be disbursed over three years, from the county's Affordable Housing Trust Fund to support the project. Money from the trust fund comes from a $15 fee assessed on all deeds and mortgages recorded in the county.

Construction on Paxton Place is expected to begin by next summer.

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Page October 24, 2017 1:51 pm

More of these are needed throughout Harrisburg and the Linglestown area. Good for Monarch Development. I hope they are not built as pictured above at Shepherds Crossing. Senior living should be one floor.

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