The development project will primarily serve low to moderate income families.
The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership (STL Partnership) joined local officials, community leaders, and partners for the Wellington Family Homes groundbreaking ceremony in Wellston, Missouri.
Wellston Community Empowerment Corporation and Housing Authority of St. Louis County partnered with Knight Development to demolish 15 units and develop 186 new housing units for the Wellington Family Homes Development Project. The development is expected to serve low to moderate income families and the properties will target individuals with children and formerly homeless individuals and families.
“Our community is here to stay, said Wellston Mayor Nathaniel Griffin. “All of the partners here today are dedicated and committed to saving this community and public housing.”
The family home project is a community reinvestment that is projected to have a significant and lasting economic impact for the City of Wellston. The new housing units will include modern home upgrades, compliant accessibility features and address long standing security and safety concerns.
“This moment will rebuild, revitalize and fundamentally change this community for decades to come, said County Executive Sam Page. “It is what collaboration and unwavering commitment to do the right thing looks like.”
The City of Wellston is working on other economic development activities which are dependent upon the success of this housing development and future projects.
“This is an exciting time for the community of Wellston, said CEO and President of STL Partnership, Rodney Crim. “STL Partnership is looking forward to seeing this development come to life and partnering in other projects to revive the community.”