The Warren County Housing Authority joined residents at the former Allegheny Village site to celebrate the complex's grand re-opening under the name Riverview Terrace.
Friday, June 8 from noon until 5 p.m., residents and guests were able to take time to enjoy food, games and family friendly attractions courtesy of the authority. During the event, the authority offered hot dogs, nachos, drinks, cotton candy and other festival fare. Attractions at the event included a bounce house, blow up sumo suit wrestling, face painting and even pony rides. A vacant rental unit was open for public perusal as well.
"It turned out great," Authority Executive Director Tonya Mitchell-Weston said. "Lots of people have been touring the units."
According to Mitchell-Weston, the name won't be the only change at the site.
"We may be looking at some changes here," Mitchell-Weston said. "If approved, it will completely transform this development."
Mitchell-Weston declined giving specifics on the changes prior to the authority's regular board meeting June 19.
"Changing the name is the first step," Mitchell-Weston said of future changes at the site. "We need to change the hearts and minds of the community and even some of the people who live here."
Mitchell-Weston did, however, note one change. According to her, the authority and local law enforcement have come to an agreement to set up a community policing sub-station at the site.
"The people who break laws or use drugs need to be put on notice," Mitchell-Weston said. "They're done. It's not happening here anymore."