First tenants move into York's Homes at Thackston Park

Written by Craig Layne, Morning Edition Host/Reporter | Aug 28, 2013 4:00 AM
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Photo by Housing Authority of the City of York

The Homes and Thackston Park.

(York) -- The first families have moved into a new affordable-housing neighborhood in the city of York.

The Homes at Thackston Park, a 39-unit mixed-income, tax-credit development on the 300 block of West College Avenue, has been in the works for nearly six years.

Two-, three- and four-bedroom units are available in the $12 million project that will be managed by the York Housing Authority.

Interim Executive Director Craig Zumbrun says the neighborhood is convenient to schools, downtown businesses and the bus transfer station.

"I think that's exactly the kind of development that will help cities in the future transform themselves and be more viable than many cities in south central Pennsylvania are today," Zumbrun says.

Construction is set to wrap up this week -- two months ahead of schedule.

The 4 1/2 acre complex also includes a community center and an on-site playground.

Several of the units are equipped for housing people with disabilities.

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  • kidlamafia img 2014-10-17 07:44

    You can't have fun at thackston park its more like a nice prison. Cant do this can't do that bla bla bla. You can not put flowers , cant smoke , can't have a grill. And every month its some new excuse to come inside your home. Sneaky. If you want to feel like in York prison with someone telling you what you can or can't do everyday of your life apply here

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