The new CRA is bounded by Grove and Young streets, and Calumet, Penfield and Jacoby avenues. Depending on the size of the new construction or renovation, the CRA will provide 100 percent tax abatements for periods between 10 and 15 years.
City officials said the project will include the removal of current structures located at the site and the building of a 35,000-square-foot facility with two components: a 50-bed emergency shelter where men are offered physical, behavioral, and spiritual support with the goal of transitioning into safe, stable housing; and a 30-unit of permanent supportive housing for men transitioning from the shelter. The project also includes office space for administration and program delivery.
Officials said that the 11 full-time equivalent jobs, 100 percent of the current employees, will be relocated to the new facility and the creation of two new positions with a payroll of $40,000. City officials said construction is expected to begin in late September.