History refreshed: Union House Apartments
Take a peek at the start of one of our latest projects: the Union House Apartments in Lykens, PA. This is an $11 million adaptive-reuse project that involves the renovation of two very historic buildings into 27 units of affordable housing.
The iconic buildings involved include the former Lykens Hotel and the Israel building, each built around 1902-1903. The Israel building is a late Victorian-era commercial building which was originally used as retail spaces as well as a meeting spot for multiple fraternal lodges. The Lykens Hotel is a 4-story Beaux Arts building complete with an ornate lobby, dining areas, and bank spaces. It was developed and funded through the Hockenbury System for community development.
Due to its location, this new renovation will be able to offer tenants Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits through PHFA (LIHTC) as well as Historic Tax Credits through NPS. The building is owned by Home Leasing.
To complete this project, we will be partnering with Edgemere Development. We look forward to seeing the finished project, and to working within such a historically-rich area, once the center of the coal trade for the upper end of the state.