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Skyline Heights Opens with Ribbon Cutting

Hamilton Manor, a non-profit corporation, and Monarch Development Group LLC held a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the Skyline Heights Housing Development Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 on Route 209 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Skyline Heights is managed by the Housing Authority of Monroe County.

Cutting a large red ribbon are a group of representatives of Grimm Construction

Cutting the ribbon (left to right) is Stephen Washington, Chuck Leonard, Commissioners Janet Weidensaul and Suzanne McCool, Sharon Taylor, Commissioner Theresa Merli, Robert Howes, Maureen Beilman, Rich Widdoss and a representative of Grimm Construction.

Skyline Heights is an affordable workforce housing development that includes 42 newly constructed townhouse-style apartments for general occupancy. Located in Smithfield Township, PA, the homes are close to a number of community services.

The Monroe County Industrial Development Authority contributed a grant to loan for the project from the Local Share Account for Monroe County funds from 2008-2009. These are funds made available for project in the county by gaming revenues from Mount Airy Casino Resort.

Participating in the ribbon cutting event; Chuck Leonard, MCIDA Executive Director stated, “We are pleased to be part of this project that is filling a desperate need for affordable workforce housing in our community. The LSAfunds were made available to fill a gap in the project financing and working with Mike Kearney it all came together.”

The residential buildings on the 12.42 acre site contain 22 two-bedroom and 20 three-bedroom apartments and have been built using Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Green Building Criteria. There is a resident community building that includes a community meeting area, kitchenette, support service office, management office, and rest rooms. The property has a total of eight-four parking spaces. Six of the 42 apartments are fully accessible.

Outside view of residential buildings standing in a row

The development team includes the following:
Co-Developers: Hamilton Manor and Monarch Development Group, LLC
Architect: Schoonover & Vanderhoof Architects, LLC
General Contractor: Grimm Construction
Attorney: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Management Agent: Housing Authority of Monroe County

Skyline Heights is a $12-million development which was financed by Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Dime Bank, ESSA Bank & Trust, Honesdale National Bank, County of Monroe, Monroe County Housing Authority, and Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development.

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