- Project now heads to Detroit City Council
- Construction could begin as early as spring 2020
- Will provide short-term housing for homeless to pave way for permanent housing
The Pope Francis Center’s plans for $19 million, short-term housing complex for the homeless on Detroit’s northeast side are moving forward.
Detroit’s Planning Commission on approved rezoning for the project on Thursday night.
Architectural firm Fusco, Shaffer & Pappas sought the rezoning on behalf of the Pope Francis Center, a downtown Detroit day center for the homeless, which is developing the housing complex.
The Planning Commission approved rezoning the 6-acre parcel bounded by Mt. Elliott, East Garfield, Ellery and East Canfield streets to a planned development classification from low-density residential, the center said in a release.
The project now goes before the Detroit City Council for approval, something that’s expected to happen by late summer, said Carolyn Artman of Mort Crim Communications Inc., speaking on the center’s behalf.
The Pope Francis Center has an agreement to purchase just less than 6 acres of vacant land at 3769 E. Canfield St. near Mt. Elliott from the city of Detroit for $180,000, contingent on securing the approvals for the project….Continue Reading or Check Out Our Exclusive, Off-Market Real Estate Investing Opportunities!