EAST LIBERTY (KDKA) – It has been a few years since the old Liberty Park high-rises in East Liberty had their date with the wrecking ball.
Now, the site is home to dozens of new apartment units and there are more on the way.
While it’s far from the heavy lifting that the pros are doing just a stone’s throw away, Alethea Sims is happy to see some progress in her neighborhood.
“There were plans made for our homes and we didn’t have a say,” Sims said.
Their homes were in the old Liberty Park Apartment Complex. It’s since been replaced by the Fairfield Apartments. There are 124 rental units, and 71 more are on the way.
“It will offer the chance for residents who were relocated, and we want to thank them, it will allow them all to return to their neighborhood of East Liberty,” Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said.
“The waiting list is astronomical. It shows that people are excited to move into this community,” City Councilman Ricky Burgess said.
The goal is to have the 71 units finished and have the first occupants moved in within 14 months.