Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL), one of the largest not-for-profit providers of senior housing in the country, announced plans this week to begin construction on LongCrest, an apartment complex which will provide affordable, service-enriched housing for seniors over the age of 62. PSL will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, May 14 at the future LongCrest site to mark the start of a construction that will prioritize both energy efficiency and conservation for the community.

The LongCrest apartments will boast amenities including a community kitchen, an exercise and fitness room, laundry rooms, a game room, resident storage areas, a Supportive Service office, a mailroom, and various socializing spaces, along with access to porches and community space. the 52 apartments will feature off-street parking spaces adjacent to the property and will be located on a four-acre sprawl in the College Park neighborhood in Lancaster.

In order to offer accessible housing options to the Lancaster community, LongCrest will provide affordable housing opportunities for seniors who do not have the resources for market rate senior communities in the surrounding county. Specifically, the apartments will have units available in a range of income restrictions from 20 to 60 percent of the area median income. LongCrest will also offer both fully handicap accessible units, as well as units that are accessible for individuals with hearing and/or vision difficulties.

"As we begin construction on the LongCrest apartments, we look forward to offering seniors a high-quality living experience that is affordable, accessible and environmentally-sound," said Dan Davis, Chief Operating Officer at Presbyterian Senior Living. "We recognize that there is an immediate need for affordable senior housing in Lancaster, and we look forward to filling that need and offering a solution for our future residents."

Presbyterian Senior Living was awarded $12 million in tax credits by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency for this project to serve area seniors. The total cost of development is estimated to cost $19 million.

The LongCrest groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM for the community to mark the start of the construction. Attendees will include Presbyterian Senior Living leadership and special guests from the community.