Monday, May 22, 2017

Meeting on Thursday about redevelopment of old Hebrew Home building at 1125 Spring Rd


The old Hebrew Home building at 1125 Spring Road NW has been empty for some time and the city is planning to redevelop it as housing. If you want to learn more or let your voice be heard, there's a community meeting this Thursday at 6:30pm at Raymond Rec Center.

I've written about it a fair amount before, some people want the development to have more affordable housing, while some want less or none at all. It's been fairly acrimonious, there are groups advocating for or against affordable housing, with each claiming the others aren't actually from the neighborhood.

The last I heard, the plan was for the building to have 200 units: about 80 in the Hebrew Home building at 120 more in a new building on the site, where the Robeson School is currently (that weird modern building.) Each building will be 30% affordable units, according to these plans.

The building itself was built in 1925 and sold to the city in the 1960s, and it's been vacant since about 2008. Here's the city's page about the project.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the bus loads of activity to descend upon our neighborhood. The last several times they have protested outside, mocked those who support a moderate approach and tried to hijack the public comment. They don't live in the neighborhood though.

Anonymous said...

It's unfortunate for neighbors that professional activists have reportedly made a cause of this. Does anyone know which group(s) are involved?