RACW and County Commissioners Break Ground on Claysville Patio Home Project

October 23, 2015


On October 21, 2015 at 10:00 A.M., the Washington County Commissioners joined state and local officials for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Claysville Patio Homes Development.

The Redevelopment Authority is constructing 13 affordable patio home units on School Street in the Borough of Claysville for persons 55 years of age and older. 30% of the units will be for persons with incomes not to exceed 50% of Area Median Income (1 person $23,000, 2 persons $26,250). The remaining units will be rented to persons with incomes not to exceed 80% of Area Median Income (1 person $36,750, 2 persons $42,000). Each unit will consist of a bedroom, kitchen, living room/dining room, laundry room, accessible bathroom, front porch, and rear patio.

The architect for the project is Tusick and Associates and Golon, Inc. is the construction contractor. Funding for the project is being provided through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) Program and County Affordable Housing Trust Funds. PHARE funds are generated from the impact fees that are collected from the Marcellus Shale industry. Both programs are administered by the Redevelopment Authority on behalf of the County Commissioners.

The patio homes development will complete the build out of the three acre site that the Redevelopment Authority purchased in 2007. In Phase I, the Redevelopment Authority constructed five townhouse units (two 2-bedroom and three 3-bedroom) and all related infrastructure for the entire three acre site. The townhomes were sold to families who met applicable income requirements. The total investment for both Phase I and II is over $3.4 million.

For more information on the patio homes, please call Jim Hott at the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington at 724-228-6875 extension 223.