- Last Updated on Friday, 30 October 2020 17:24
By Charlotte Hopkins
Government and local officials gathered together in downtown Clairton recently to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the 16.7 million dollar project titled the Clairton Inn Development.
|Shown is a rendering of the multi-million dollar project, the Clairton Inn Development, coming soon to the Clairton community.|
The structure, that will take shape in the heart of Clairton, will be comprised of 70,000-square-feet of residential and commercial development. Upon completion, it will include 49 units of quality, affordable housing, and several commercial units. The bottom floor will incorporate 10,000-square-feet of commercial space that will be the site of four storefronts and a new home for the Clairton Library.
During construction, the Clairton Inn will be preserved with a complete overhaul, and several of the surrounding older buildings will be demolished. Mistick Construction of Pittsburgh will head the operation. Though they are working during a pandemic, which is creating a shortage of construction supplies, they are hoping to have the residents ready for occupancy by 2022.
Clairton Mayor Rich Lattanzi stated how a lot of work went into making this endeavor a reality. “This is the first major development in our business district in 50 years. We are so proud and excited,” said Lattanzi. The Clairton Inn Development was made possible for the city of Clairton by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Authority, the Department of Community & Economic Development's Keystone Communities program, Allegheny County Economic Development, the City of Clairton, Mon Valley initiative, and the Economic Development South.