Construction has commenced on a 53-unit townhouse development with a mixed-use building — called Kennett Pointe — on a 13-acre site in Kennett Square. Tara Smith opened the door on the details for the Daily Local News.
Work is currently being done on the building that will house apartments and ground-floor retail space, with the construction of the townhomes expected to start soon.
Once completed, the property will feature green spaces, walking paths, several public squares, and an art studio.
The project was brought to life through local developer Don Robitzer’s collaboration with the community. Its consideration — and the possibility of more projects like it — resulted from a 2015 Kennett Region Economic Development Study undertaken by:
- The Borough of Kennett Square
- Kennett Township
- Kennett Collaborative
Significant public input was also a consideration.
The proposed development was thought-provoking and the first of its kind for the township, according to Diane Hicks, Director of Planning and Zoning for Kennett Township.
“I found the idea a step in the right direction,” she said.
The Kennett Pointe’s first townhomes are expected to be ready in late summer, while the mixed-use building will be completed in early 2023.
Read more about Kennett Pointe in the Daily Local News.