In the Southeast neighborhood of Randle Heights, there are plans to construct a brand new apartment building with 74 units. If approved, the development, called Ainger Place Apartments, will be built on an approximately two acre site with three lots situated on it. All of the units will be targeted to households making less than 50 percent of the area median income, according to Board of Zoning Adjustment documents. There will be a total of eight permanent supportive housing units for women at risk of homelessness.
The site at 2409-2412 Ainger Place SE currently houses a parking lot and a 1960s-built apartment building containing 24 partially occupied units. In the Board of Zoning Documents, the currently existing apartment building is described as being in such poor conditions that a renovation would not be economically feasible.
The units will range from one-bedroom units to two- and three-bedroom units. There will be a gym, a lower-level 65-space garage, and a laundry room. There are also plans for a tot lot, courtyard, and a business center and community/club room.
In the Board of Zoning Adjustment documents, it reports that the affordable housing development is part of a faith-based community initiative that has been over five years in the making by the Emmanuel Baptist Church.