Packer – Wilbur


This project was a $3.5 million renovation of the Wilbur Hotel in Sayre, Bradford County, PA. The building is a four-story structure currently housing commercial businesses on the first floor, with 30 apartments on the three upper floors providing affordable housing for low-moderate income residents.

Wilbur front before rehabilitation

The building was completely renovated, providing residents with modern apartments and amenities.  These include elevator access, security system,  a community room and laundry services.
“The Wilbur”, was Trehab’s first multi-family housing development.   Renovation work on this historic building began in April 2001, and the building opened for residency in July, 2002.

Wilbur front after rehabilitation

The $3.5 million renovation took a deteriorated building in need of major repair and created from it affordable and appealing one and two-bedroom apartments.  Residency toward a  low-moderate income general occupancy population,  with special outreach to the elderly.  Apartments are available which accommodate the disabled and hearing/vision impaired.

Wilbur back before rehabilitation

The apartments are spacious with individual heating and air conditioning.  State-of-the-art fire measures are included (sprinkler system, fire-rated walls and doors), and a coded entry system was installed for residents.  A new stair and elevator tower was added, along with the laundry room and community room.  All mechanical and electrical systems have been replaced.

Wilbur back after rehabilitation

Click here to access the Wilbur application.

For information regarding apartment availability and monthly rent, please contact the building manager’s office at:

(570) 888-7376 or (570) 265-6133 ext. 1