A mixed-use development that includes 80 units of low income housing is moving forward. The design for Urness House at 1753 NW 56th Street was just approved by the Department of Planning and Development with some conditions. Urness House will have to integrate architectural designs that pay tribute to the neighborhood’s history and character as well as take safety steps to protect pedestrians and drivers.
A look at the proposed Urness House.
The development will house chronically homeless men and women. Compass Housing Alliance says there will be a screening process and all residents must pass the tax credit eligibility criteria and be able to live on their own. A person who has been convicted of arson within the last ten years or is a level 3 sex offender will not be allowed into Urness House. The first two floors of the facility will be support services for residents and non-residents. You can read our previous coverage of this story here and here.