City officials react to possibility of housing development in downtown Wheeling


City officials are speaking out about a possible multi-million dollar project that would create more housing in downtown Wheeling. 

Coon Restoration is moving forward on plans to remodel the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel building in downtown Wheeling into 100 residential units. 

The project would cost roughly $20 million.

City officials say the project is not a done deal just yet, but they are looking at creating more parking space for this influx of people in the downtown area. 

“The developer is moving forward with these plans. If he did move forward with these plans, the city would then more than likely build another parking garage across the street from the Wheeling-Pitt building to help create more parking for the 150 people that are going to be living in the Wheeling-Pitt building, and for more parking for the Health Plan, Williams Lee, and the other businesses in that part of downtown,” said Wheeling Vice Mayor Chad Thalman.

7News will keep you updated on the progress of this project.

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