New Housing Project Will Cater to Military, Veterans
2019-05-14 | Daily Star-Journal
"We felt it was important to have a mix of income on site," he said.
Rents will range from
The complex, called the Garden Walk at
"We did our best, architecturally speaking, to break the site up to make it more attractive and add curb appeal," Rodewald said.
Total project cost is about
The "sticks and bricks" structures will be built on site, he said, and amenities include a community garden and dog park and rehabilitation equipment and pool.
The MHDC, for the first time, made housing for military personnel and veterans a priority for issuing tax credits, he said.
Prior to applying for the tax credits, Rodewald said the company commissioned a third-party study by a national firm to determine the feasibility of the project.
The study showed "a huge need" for the housing, he said.
The application included a "service-enriched component," Rodewald said. In addition to housing, the complex will have "very extensive services on site," with 50 providers offering services.
"Any residents will have access to a vast menu of social services," he said.
A 3,500- to 4,000-square-foot clubhouse will house management and maintenance staff and the service coordinator who will administer all services on site.
"We have a specific position strictly for services," Rodewald said.
"She's done a wonderful job getting all the service providers," Rodewald said.
An email from the MHDC stated the program offers "one of the most comprehensive social service programs this state agency has ever seen," he said.
"We are very proud" of the project, Rodewald said.
Closing on the property purchase is set for the morning of
"We hope by the end of the day to give notice to proceed" to the contractor, Rodewald said, with a groundbreaking ceremony tentatively set for
Completion is scheduled for July to
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