Karen Kenderdine, DSI's president, explained the history of DSI to Fetterman.
"It was a vision and a dream to
bring this community back to life," said Kenderdine. She said the group
formerly met at a nursing home in town, raising money until they became
"We had this idea that we were going
to acquire the property across the street [Davison's], and we did, and
we wanted to build market price apartments," said Kenderdine. "Through
PDC [Pennsylvania Downtown Center] helping us, and sitting many hours
and talking, that was not the most appropriate path we could take, and
that's how we came to where we are today with an innovation and
Kenderdine told Fetterman the organization, in total, needs $12.5 Million to make the facility a reality.
"We're not naive, we know we cannot
recreate the past, that's not what we're trying to do. We're trying to
create a bright new future for our communities," Kenderdine added.Read the full article