2/9/24 - More Affordable Housing Coming To The Lakeshore

Samaritas Spring Lake Housing Project, Credit: Courtesy image

Ground was broken for a new affordable housing project that will be located in Spring Lake.

(SPRING LAKE, Mich.) -  Leaders from Ottawa County joined members of Samaritas and broke ground this week for a new affordable housing project. 

The 53-unit project is located off Savidge Street in Spring Lake.

Partners bought 1.85 acres across several combined parcels for $520,000 from Spring Lake Presbyterian Church, located next door at 760 E. Savidge. 

It originally contained two houses. One was demolished to make room for the apartments and the other will be used as a residence for the Samaritas caretaker who will oversee the apartments and provide supportive services.

The project backers said the church had been reserving the land to be used for affordable housing development, and Samaritas ended up being the right partner.

The four-story building will have 43 one-bedrooms ranging from 625 to 650 square feet apiece, and 10 two-bedroom units ranging from 875 to 975 square feet.

The housing will be designated for individuals, couples, families and seniors making 30% to 80% of Ottawa County’s area median income. 

The development will include a community room, library, outdoor patios and greenspace. Residents will have access to the church’s gazebo and playground next door.

Construction is expected to wrap in February 2025.

Samaritas currently operates 17 affordable living communities across the state, with plans to double the number of locations over the next 10 years.

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