Construction is underway at our Legacy Project townhomes! The Legacy Project, to be located at 1521 6th Avenue, will consist of five, three bedroom town homes with two full baths. This is in infill project, replacing a previously empty lot and inhabitable home. These homes will add more diverse housing options to the area, and provide a mix market rate units. Uniquely, these units will serve the 61% Area Medium Income families allowing us to help house those that lie in the income gap existing between affordable housing and market-rate housing.
With the help of community partners, funders and donors – we believe this project, along with future plans we have to continue the revitalization of the 6th Avenue Corridor, will make a positive impact on the City of Des Moines. Community donors who have helped fund the Legacy Project include: Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Prairie Meadows, and Wells Fargo. Project partners on the Legacy Project townhomes include Hansen Company and Shiffler Associates Architects. In what has been a blighted area in the heart of Des Moines, will be the beginning of systemic change. Anawim Housing’s goal with this project is to stimulate economic development and strengthen the Greater Des Moines community by providing a wide scope of opportunities for consumers, renters and business owners in this neighborhood, while improving the neighborhood and quality of life for those that currently live there. The funding source of the project is through private funds - donors, community funding, etc.
Anawim Housing's history along 6th Avenue goes back nearly 30 years as they made some of their initial property investments; many of which were in dilapidated properties and properties with historical significance. We will keep you up to date with Anawim Housing’s work on 6th Avenue. If you are interested in supporting the Legacy Project, please contact Tiffany King, Director of Advancement at 515.809.1156 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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