Prairie Meadows has awarded a $150,000 Legacy Grant to Anawim Housing in support of the organization's Legacy Project. Prairie Meadows Legacy Grants play a major role in revitalizing the Greater Des Moines area by providing significant funds to projects that improve and positively impact the community we live in.
The Legacy Project is the first step in a collaborative multi-phase project to transform the 6th Avenue Corridor through new residential housing, commercial property and community space. Thsi project aims to develop and strengthen the Greater Des Moines community and provide affordable housing options for the 61% Area Median Income families.
The Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant will support the building of five townhomes which will be available to qualified families through Anawim Housing's model of market rate housing. The townhomes will be located at 1511-1521 6th Avenue, and will be an infill project replacing an empty lot and an inhabitable home. These townhomes will add more diverse housing options to the area and help beautify 6th Avenue.
Anawim Housing's history along 6th Avenue goes back nearly 30 years as they made some of their intitial property investments; many of which were in dilapidated properties nad properties with historical significance. With the support form the Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant, Anawim Housing plans to begin construction of the Legacy Project townhomes this fall.
Architect rendering of the Legacy Project townhomes to begin contstuction this fall