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Affordable housing complex takes first steps

Series: Affordable housing complex | Story 3

February 4, 2021

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

The site of Swell, LLC's affordable housing complex is at the corner of Excel St. and N. 2nd St.

Excavation has begun for an affordable housing complex that is to be built on Excel St., which will make one-bedroom apartments available to residents making 30 percent or less of the local median income.

Glenn Gellert of Swell, LLC, the real estate development company building the complex, said the COVID-19 pandemic and a shake up of its contractors has postponed the project. He said he hopes to begin renting units by Jan. 1, 2022.

"Once we had all our ducks in a row, we were ready to go," said Gellert.

Rock-N-Road Construction has recently begun excavating the site for the complex on thr...

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