Downtown welcomes Plan C’s apartments
By Sam Spatter
FOR THE TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Saturday, March 9, 2002
The proposal to add 480 new apartments Downtown as part of Plan C is welcome news to members of the Downtown Neighborhood Association and the estimated 5,000 people who call that section of the city home.
Through the city’s Urban Redevelopment Authority, a number of initiatives have been put in place to encourage developers to convert some of the older, vacant or underused buildings into apartments.
The most recent opening was the 117-unit Penn Garrison Apartments in the 900 block of Penn Avenue, where two former office buildings have been converted by the Regional Industrial Development Corp. into residences.
Approximately 30 of those units have been leased, including all of the larger loft apartments.