Groundbreaking ceremony on Suismon Street


Photo by Alyse Horn

By Alyse Horn

Tuesday morning on May 27, Mayor Bill Peduto joined October Development and the Northside Leadership Conference for the groundbreaking ceremony that kicked off the construction of seven new townhomes on the 600 block of Suismon Street.

The Mayor provided supportive remarks on the housing development along with Director of Housing at the Urban Redevelopment Authority Tom Cummings. Lisa Kelly of First National bank and representatives from the offices of City Councilwoman Darlene Harris, State Representative Adam Ravenstahl, State Senator Jim Ferlo and State Senator Wayne Fontana were also in attendance to show their support.

The homes were designed by architect Bob Baumbach and constructed by Senko Inc. Cummings noted how the housing project will be built in a way that compliments the historical surrounding area.

Executive Director of the NSLC Mark Fatla also added that the project couldn’t have happened without the support of the public, the URA and First National Bank.

“The beauty of this project is that we found an intersection between the interests and needs between the neighborhood and the interests and needs of the developer,” Fatla said.

Tom and Kara Nolf have already claimed one of the lots for their future home and said they are both very excited to be part of the growth and new housing developments that are taking place on the Northside.

October Development has sold four of the seven lots so far, and there are still two for sale. The seventh will be built at a later stage.

The starting price for a home is $319,000 with a base package that includes three bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. Upgrades include decks, hardwood flooring, parking pads and garages.

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