Monday, September 10, 2018

Philadelphia Housing Authority Breaks Ground On Norris Apartments Phase III, Will Seek LEED Certification

The Philadelphia Housing Authority and the City of Philadelphia Monday celebrated the start of construction for Norris Apartments Phase III at a groundbreaking in the city’s North Central neighborhood.
The development represents the third of five phases developed following the award of a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant to the City of Philadelphia and PHA by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in June 2014.  
The new development has high sustainability goals and will seek certification from LEED, EnergyStar Homes and Enterprise Green Communities.
“We’re thrilled to see the renewal of this neighborhood as we work toward building a stronger, safer, more vibrant and sustainable community,” said PHA President and CEO Kelvin Jeremiah. “The Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant that is making this and other redevelopment activities possible is one of the most significant investments in affordable housing by the federal government in recent years.”
Norris Phase III consists of 50 newly constructed rental units. It will partially replace a low-rise development that dated back to late 1959 and early 1960, and which has become obsolete.
The development covers an area generally bounded by Marvine Street to the west, 11th Street to the east, West Norris Street to the south, and a new subdivision line about 80 feet south of Diamond Street.
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(Photo: President & CEO Nilda Iris Ruiz, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc President Richard Englert, Temple University; PHA Commissioner Sam Staton; Director of the Planning and Development Anne Fadullon, City of Philadelphia; Deputy Director Division of Housing and Community Development, Melissa Long, City Of Philadelphia; PHA President & CEO Kelvin A. Jeremiah; President Donna Richardson, Norris Apartments Resident Council; Regional Administrator Joe DeFelice, HUD Region III; Council President Darrell L. Clarke; PHA Board Chair Lynette Brown-Sow; Mayor Jim Kenney; U.S. Senator Bob Casey; Congressman Dwight Evans; Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell; Executive Director Brian Hudson, PA Housing Finance Agency; and Rep. W. Curtis Thomas.)
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