Kissling Interests has taken a significant step forward on its plans for a residential conversion at 430 Virginia Street. The prolific developer has finalized the purchase of the four-story building at the corner of Park Street. Kissling,Aeos Kanandaque Interests LLC paid $340,000 for the property in a sale that closed October 18th.
The 22,000 sq.ft. building was constructed in 1924 and at one time housed the National Casket Company. It most recently was owned by Yorktown Caskets Inc. based in York, Pennsylvania. Kissling is planning ten live-work units for the building located midway between Elmwood and Delaware avenues. Live-work units provide work and housing space, ideal for the needs of small businesses and artists. The project, along with the neaby Granite Works mixed-use development on Main at Virginia, help solidify the connection between Allentown and downtown.