The city's part of the deal will include $5.3 million in cash and land, according to a city report. Much of the city funding comes from federal grants. The developer plans to also apply for about $8 million in federal tax credits that can be sold to profitable organizations or individuals in exchange for project financing.
Andrew Gross, principal at Thomas Safran & Associates, said the developer may be awarded the tax credits next July. Once that happens, the developer may begin construction in September. The project may be complete in early 2015.
The council also entered into an agreement to develop another project that may house senior veterans.
Community Development Partners is set to rehabilitate a two-story apartment building at 311 E. Cypress St. The 18-unit project is reserved for low-income seniors, but six units will be given priority preference for veterans.