By Lawrance Binda, January 7, 2019
Work is set to start on one of Harrisburg’s largest residential projects in recent years–the conversion of two downtown office buildings to rental housing.
Brad Jones, CEO of Harristown Enterprises, said his company, in the coming weeks, will begin demolition and construction work at 116 and 124 Pine St., two mid-century office buildings that, together, will have 74 new apartments.
“This is a big project, so we’re happy to get it started,” Jones said.
He expects construction to take all year, with completion in February 2020.
Harrisburg-based Harristown bought the bank-owned building at 116 Pine St. last year for $1.2 million. It will feature 49 one- and two-bedroom units in 54,600 square feet of aggregate space.
The company purchased 124 Pine St. last year from Keystone Human Services, which is relocating, for $1 million. The 30,000-square foot building will feature 25 one- and two-bedroom units with retail space on the ground floor.
Harristown expects to invest some $12 million into the project, along with partners Select Capital Commercial Properties and Don Mowery, Jones said. The architect is Camp Hill-based By Design Consultants, the general contractor is Mechanicsburg-based R.S. Mowery, and the lender is Mid Penn Bank.