BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The area of Bangor at the corner of First and Davis Street is getting a facelift.
Six homes in the area were purchased in June by the Bangor Housing Development Corporation for $500,000. Demolition on the homes started Tuesday with the last one coming down today.
If approved by the Bangor Planning Board in March, the corporation plans on building 24 townhouse-style apartments in two different buildings. According to Executive Director For Bangor Housing, Mike Myatt, the project is still in the early stages, but would be targeted towards working class families.
"People think that we're building subsidized apartments," said Myatt. "We're not, we're building apartments for working families at close to market rate."
According to Myatt, the apartments would be priced to accommodate some lower-wage earning families with a variety of one, two and three bedroom units available.