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Former Harbor Light Emergency Shelter Now 58 Apartments

February 27, 2015 Featured, Homeless, Midtown, Real Estate 1 Comment

It’s Friday so I like to end the week with some good news. This morning the Salvation Army will cut the ribbon on their 3010 Washington Apartments project:

For more than a century, the property at 3010 Washington Boulevard has been synonymous with transforming lives of those in the greatest need in St. Louis.
Today, The Salvation Army will provide a pathway of hope, deterring homelessness for individuals with special needs in the St. Louis area with the development of 3010 Apartments.

Joining the Veterans’ Residence as a part of the Midtown project, 3010 Apartments houses 58 one-bedroom units universally designed for individuals with a variety of special needs. Each apartment features a full bathroom, kitchen and living/dining area.

The facility itself also includes amenities such as a computer lab, laundry and 24-hour security. Listed on the National Register of Historical Places and located near culture hub Grand Center, the 3010 Apartments will provide residents with a safe space to incorporate and build lifelong skills.

It’s nice to see a previously-shaddy emergency shelter becoming renovated apartments for the homeless.

October 2011 photo of the former Salvation Army's Harbor Light shelter, today is the grand opening of 58 apartments in the building
October 2011 photo of the former Salvation Army’s Harbor Light shelter, today is the grand opening of 58 apartments in the building

A home, now matter how small, is better than a temporary cot without security or privacy. I’m looking forward to touring this facility today.

— Steve Patterson

 

 

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  1. tonydoss says:

    So glad to see this done, area has come a long way from the days of the homeless hanging around the area. Slowly but surely, a lot of positive things have been going on in this area. I moved back to the city in 1999 and I haven’t regretted it.

     

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