Kirkland announces grant for remediation work for Silvercare Senior Housing project

CHESTER, May 25 – State Rep. Brian Kirkland announced that the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Chester was awarded a $200,000 Blight Remediation grant for the Silvercare Senior Housing project.

The grant was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority today.

The redevelopment authority requested the funds to remediate asbestos and mastic-containing materials in the east wing of the north building of the former Community Hospital of Chester, to benefit the Silvercare Senior Housing project, which includes rehabilitation of a five-story building.

Once redeveloped, the former community hospital site will create a 49-unit apartment building for seniors, affordable to households at or below 60% of the area median income.

“Creating affordable senior housing by redeveloping this former hospital building will be of great benefit to our community. I’m pleased that this state grant will support the remediation work that needs to take place to move this project forward,” said Kirkland, D-Delaware.

More information on the Commonwealth Financing Authority is available at this link.