The Deaconess Hospital site has been completely cleared and the new housing development, Deaconess Heights is slated to take its place, but the Erie County Community Action Organization is looking for public input first. Members of the community are invited to the first public meeting the CAO is hosting for the reuse of the site. The meeting takes place this Thursday, July 25th from 5pm to 7pm at St. Martin de Porress Church, 555 Northampton Street (goolge map).
Deaconess Heights could include up to seventy-five, low to moderate incoming housing units. Preliminary plans call for extensive landscaping throughout the development, plenty of outdoor gathering space for residents, and home designs that fit with the historic aesthetic of the neighboring community.
Preliminary plans for the site will be presented at the meeting and representatives from the CAO will be on hand to answer questions. Additionally, the development team for the project will be present to hear public comment. Information on the CAO Housing Improvement and Resource Program (HIRP), to assist neighborhood residents with home energy audits and housing renovations, will also be presented as well.
Those wishing to attend should RSVP by calling the CAO at 881-5150, ext. 4410