Groundbreaking for Andy’s Place Apartments in Jackson, Michigan

On April 29, a groundbreaking ceremony was held outside of Jackson, MI for the proposed Andy’s Place Apartments development.

This is a 51 unit permanent supportive housing development for people in recovery from opioid addiction.  It will consist of two buildings: one with 40 one bedroom dwelling units and first-floor community and supportive service spaces and another building with 11 apartments for families.

A number of outdoor spaces will be provided, including gardening areas and a basketball court.Andy’s Place is a first-of-its-kind development in Michigan that will help to provide a permanent solution to this ongoing addiction crisis.  A driving force behind the development is Mike Hirst, whose son, Andy, passed away in 2010 from a heroin overdose.  Andy’s Place is being developed by Milner & Caringella, Inc., with funding from MSHDA and Cinnaire.

The groundbreaking was attended by a number of local dignitaries including the new Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer.  Construction will be completed in 2020. 

More local coverage can be found here.

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