Pittsburg city employees tour finished Block 22 Project

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Pittsburg city employees and commission members take a tour of one of the newest housing developments downtown.

It seems everyone had a positive response. And now we’re just days away from moving-in day for students.

Ninety nine students moving into downtown Pittsburg this weekend, Block 22 project leaders gave city employees a chance to look how far the project has come.

“It’s very exciting for us to have an opportunity to share with our prime partner what’s happening here on Block 22 and for them to have a sneak peak at how transformational this is going to be fore our community,” says Shawn Naccarato, PSU Chief Strategic Officer.

This tour focused on just one portion of Block 22.

“So the tour today is going to be focused exclusively on the residential space,” says Shawn Naccarato,

This remodeling of the historic buildings is a collaboration between the city, pittsburg state, and vecino group with construction starting last year. Pittsburg’s mayor, Jeremy Johnson, was eager to see how this project would turn out.

“From the get go we’ve all been excited. Like from day one all of us have been jumping at the chance, certainly me, to get in here and see what this is going to look like when it’s finished. Like thinking if it’s even remotely close to kind of what we had envisioned. It’s going to be great,” says Jeremy Johnson.

And it seems that the he wasn’t disappointed.

“Speechless primarily.  Seeing it in the flesh. Like actualized from again what we had speculated about what we thought it would look like and dreamed about and hoped about. Like it’s absolutely the fulfillment of that,” says Johnson.

Naccarato says there are few finishing touches that are being worked on, but students will be ready to move in by Saturday. It wasn’t just the mayor that was really impressed with the progress made on Block 22. Everyone today seemed blown away by this project.

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