Mistick Construction recently celebrated the grand opening of Heritage Highlands, marking the successful completion of Hawkins Village Phase I redevelopment project in Rankin, PA. This transformative initiative revitalizes the former Hawkins Village public housing community, bringing new life to the suburbs of Pittsburgh.
The two-phase redevelopment will deliver 105 brand-new, high-quality affordable homes, a state-of-the-art community building, and an array of on-site supportive services and amenities across the expansive 18.8-acre site. The $20 million first phase, launched in June 2022, comprises 54 units nestled in 19 two-story buildings. These units offer a mix of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom townhouses.
Following the resounding success of the initial phase, the $22 million second phase will introduce 51 additional units across 21 two-story townhouse-style buildings, presenting a diverse range of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom living spaces. A key highlight of Heritage Highlands is the centrally located community green space, a hub for safe and open gatherings, playground activities, and friendly basketball competitions, fostering a sense of community among residents and neighbors alike.
This project is dedicated to affordability, with homes available at 20% to 60% of the Area Median Income, translating to approximately $880 for a one-person household. Out of the 105 units, twenty-nine are designated as replacement public housing and benefit from ACC subsidy support. Every resident at Heritage Highlands has access to the community building, featuring on-site maintenance, supportive services, a resident lounge, and versatile amenity spaces.
Hawkins Village, originally constructed in 1941 to accommodate World War II veterans, has evolved into Heritage Highlands through the collaborative efforts of Pennrose
, Falbo Group, LLC
. LGA Partners, LP
served as the architect and Mistick
was the General Contractor under the leadership of Project Manager, Jake Rosenberger
. Phase I of this development has resulted in 72,095 square feet of meticulously crafted townhomes and a 4,517-square-foot Community Building, solidifying Heritage Highlands as a testament to community-focused, affordable housing development in Rankin, PA.