Demolition of Glassboro public housing project begins (PHOTOS)

GLASSBORO¬†— Plans to demolish an old public housing project and replace it with affordable housing¬†began with destruction of the first building at Ellis Manor on Thursday.

Known locally as the “Ellis Street projects,” the 60 family apartments and 16 senior units were built on the 76-acre site in the early 1960s.

As the cost to maintain the buildings increased and the site deteriorated, the Glassboro Housing Authority began relocating residents in 2013.

Work to demolish and remediate the site will cost $1.6 million, which is funded by a mix of state demolition funds, affordable housing trust funds and a community development …read more

Source: Gloucester

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