Housing complex proposed for disabled in Mt. Healthy

MT. HEALTHY, OH (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and Medina Creative Housing held a public meeting on Monday night to discuss the construction of a new development in Mount Healthy for people with disabilities.

"We feel this is a good fit for the community and they are very interested in this spot," said Mt. Healthy city council member, Bob Parsons.

The organizations presented plans and received feedback from area residents regarding the construction of a new, 40-unit community in Mount Healthy. The presentation included renderings and initial plans for the new development, which will be located on the former Duvall School site, located at 1141 Compton Road.

The income tax collected from those who work on the property would go into the city of Mt. Healthy operating fund for things like police and fire protection.

"The property tax would go primarily to the schools but there is a piece of that that goes to the city as well. (It is) much needed," said Parsons. "We're losing a lot of income from the state."

Each unit will be about 540 sq. ft., or about the size of a two-car garage. The residents, if they choose, could work on-site in jobs like gardening, workshop maintenance or pet day care.

If awarded the tax credits needed to build the property, construction could be completed by 2015.

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