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Cortland Catholic Charities Housing Project on Track Despite Missteps

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Despite some last minute delays, Catholic Charities of Cortland’s proposal to build a low to moderate income housing complex is still on track.

Cortland City Planners have once again approved the proposed 39 unit apartment building that will be located along Riverview Ave. near the Riverside Plaza.

The $7.5 million dollar project will create safe and affordable housing in the community. The majority of the apartments will be one-bedroom units, there will be a couple of two bedroom apartments.

Funding for the housing project comes from the State Office of Mental Health Services and the State Dept. of Homes and Community Renewal.

The project has been held up due to issues with the site plan and local approvals. Engineers inadvertently left a required cooling tower off the previously approved plans. In order to accommodate the tower and dumpster storage, the engineers had to reduce parking for the project.

Catholic Charities Executive Director Marie Walsh says she expects close on the financing for the project in January with construction starting after that.

Planners forwarded the project to the City Zoning Board of Appeals for final approvals.

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