Demolition begins to build apartments for the homeless

By: Sara Zendehnam Email
By: Sara Zendehnam Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Homeless people and veterans will find some relief with a new apartment complex being constructed to house them.

Grand Valley Catholic Outreach began demolition on five houses next to the current building to make room for 24 new apartments for those who need it the most.

Officials say they weren't planning on creating another complex after making St. Martin's Place, but they knew it was needed.

"We've been doing this work among the homeless for so long, we knew the need, we knew the population was here," Beverly Lampley of Grand Valley Catholic Outreach.

The apartments will have the same designs as St. Martin's Place, which is located on the west end of Pitkin Ave.

The total cost of the project is $2 million and officials say the community contributed a lot of money to make it happen.

Construction is set to be complete by summer with an expected move-in date of Winter 2014.

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