Ribbon cut on affordable housing community near Gibraltar

58-unit site adjacent to Schuylkill River Trail

ROBESON TWP., Pa. - A nonprofit organization is celebrating the completion of its latest housing project in Berks County.

Housing Development Corporation MidAtlantic cut the ribbon Tuesday on its River Run Meadows apartment complex off Route 724 in Robeson Township.

The new community, located on approximately 50 acres of land between Reading and Birdsboro, features six residential buildings that consist of one- and two bedroom walk-up apartments, as well as two-story two- and three-bedroom townhomes.

Monthly rents range from $195 to $950.

"This is the first affordable family housing project outside the city of Reading in decades," said Berks County Commissioner Christian Leinbach.

The ribbon-cutting comes nearly a year after HDC MidAtlantic broke ground on the $14.1-million, 58-unit development, which also includes laundry facilities, a community gathering space, and a multipurpose athletic court. It's also located adjacent to the Schuylkill River Trail.

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency awarded $1,132,144 in low-income housing tax credits to the development.

As part of the transaction, HDC MidAtlantic annexed part of the 50-acre site to Natural Lands Trust, a nonprofit land conservation group that aims to protect forests, fields, streams, and wetlands in eastern Pennsylvania.

HDC MidAtlantic already operates a number of apartment complexes in Berks County, including the Skyline View, Penns Common Court, and Providence House apartments in Reading.

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