Pope Francis Center Bridge Housing Campus
2915 W. Hancock St.
The Pope Francis Center broke ground in December 2021 on their Bridge Housing campus on Hancock Street between Lawton and the Jeffries Service Drive. It will feature 40 temporary shelter studio apartments, a cafeteria, gymnasium, library, classrooms and health clinic. It will also include an outdoor shelter with heated sidewalks and overhead radiant heaters. The clinic, art studio, computer lab and life skill courses will be open to residents of the campus' Core City neighborhood. The City Planning Commission recommended approval of a necessary site rezoning from industrial to general business in October 2019. The 5.3-acre, $30 million project is schedule to open in mid 2023.
Sources: Pope Francis Center, City of Detroit, Detroit Free Press