Planning Commission Approves MetroHealth Affordable Housing Project
The Cleveland City Planning Commission recently approved plans for a mixed-use, affordable housing development near MetroHealth's main campus on W. 25th Street.
The first building in the project will cost nearly $15 million and include 72 affordable-housing apartments in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood on Cleveland's west side.
It’s part of a larger $60 million housing project from the hospital system.
MetroHealth's Greg Zucca said the project will be an asset because there's a need for high-quality, affordable housing in the neighborhood.
"MetroHealth's investment recognizes that health care doesn't just occur within the four walls of a hospital,” Zucca said.
The building will also have a job training center in partnership with Cuyahoga Community College.
The apartments on the corner of W. 25th Street and Sackett Avenue will be available to those who earn 30-80 percent of the area's median income, according to a MetroHealth press release.
Construction is expected to begin this year.