Downtown Danville could soon be a place where victims of domestic violence and homelessness come to live.
The Brenda Cowan Coalition, in partnership with Redwood Properties, hopes to build a $2.5-million, 24-unit apartment complex on Walnut Street next to Constitution Square. The development would house victims of domestic violence and the homeless from the 16 Central Kentucky counties served by the non-profit Cowan Coalition.
The Danville City Commission voted unanimously Monday night to commit $5,000 in services toward the project.
The city's commitment will enhance the project's chances of being accepted for a $100,000 loan needed to fund the complex, said Charlie Raffay of Redwood Properties, which would manage the facility.
Raffay said the project is competing with similar proposals for federal and state tax credits, grants and other funding methods. Deadline for applications is July 16. If the application is successful, construction could start in the fall, Raffay said.