By Tim Mekeel, LNP News
Construction of Landis Place on King, an older-adult housing project costing nearly $28 million, is expected to begin in the next two weeks, helping to address a severe shortage of rental housing here.
In advance of that milestone, a “blessing the ground” ceremony was held Wednesday by developer Landis Quality Living at the 239 W. King St. site, formerly occupied by Rendezvous Steak Shop and House of Tacos. Demolition of the two structures began June 24.
Occupancy of the seven-story structure on the edge of downtown is set for fall 2022. About 100 people are expected to live in its 79 one- and two-bedroom apartments, to include eight to 10 units earmarked as affordable housing for low-income tenants. The balance will be middle-market units.