After several years of planning, a city-sponsored housing project in Pittsburg is ready for the construction of its first home.
The project, called Lincoln Square, will eventually have 10 homes for moderate-income residents on a city-owned block.
Bill Warlop, president of a construction company working on the project, says ground could be broken in two weeks for the first home. He says the house should be completed in three to four months.
The Joplin Globe reports Pittsburg received $280,000 from a state program designed to improve housing stock in Kansas cities. It covers sewer line work, putting in an alley and helping homeowners with closing costs.
Warlop says his company will build a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a purchase price of $120,000 to $125,000.