REDMOND, OR -- A vacant lot just north of downtown Redmond will soon be home to an affordable housing apartment complex. This week, City Councilors unanimously approved a $450,000 Community Development Block Grant for Housing Works to help purchase the nearly two-acre parcel at 5th and Greenwood.
Redmond’s Urban Renewal Agency has owned the property since 2016. The planned complex will have 44 two-bedroom and four three-bedroom units for qualified low-income families. It still needs final funding approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, but officials hope the complex will open in 2020.
For the past decade, Redmond's Urban Renewal Agency has made strategic investments to improve the downtown district. Officials say this project helps achieve a key objective of the Midtown Plan by establishing a residential presence downtown.