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Construction on $10.7 million Elim Townhomes begins

Construction kicked off this week on a $10.7 million affordable housing development near Main Street planned by the Elim Community Development Corp. of Buffalo and Belmont Housing Resources for WNY.

Sponsored by the Elim Christian Fellowship Church on Chalmers Avenue, with funding from New York State Homes and Community Renewal, the Elim Townhomes will feature 30 housing units in five two-story buildings. The community will also include a community center, 42 parking spaces, a bicycle rack, a park and a playground.

The project, which was approved by the city last year, is on 2.19 acres of the 27-acre former Central Park Plaza at 129 Holden Ave., which is owned by LPCiminelli. Elim purchased the land from LPCiminelli, which is developing the rest of the site into the new Highland Park residential community, with 717 residential units.

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