Provided by: Jeff Murray, Elmira Star-Gazette
Elmira has more than 130 new units of affordable housing thanks to two projects that both officially opened Wednesday.
State and local officials were on hand for two ribbon-cutting ceremonies, at Chemung Crossing on South Main Street, and Libertad Elmira on Baldwin Street.
For Chemung Crossing, Syracuse developer Housing Visions undertook a $15 million project to rehabilitate two historic properties — 226-230 S. Main St. and 204-206 W. Henry St. — and demolish several more to clear the way for construction of 45 new affordable housing units, along with 3,800 square feet of available commercial space.
Housing Visions President and CEO Ben Lockwood was joined by Elmira Mayor Dan Mandell and representatives from state and local agencies for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.Continue Reading