Chaldean Community Foundation breaks ground on affordable housing development in Sterling Heights

Project expected to be completed by 2023

The new project will home dozens of apartments and more.

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – A big development in Macomb County will give affordable housing to a large piece of the community.

The Chaldean Community Foundation broke ground Friday morning on a lot in Sterling Heights. The $25 million mixed-use development will have 135 affordable apartments and 9,000 square feet of retail space.

The Chaldean Community Foundation serves about 50,000 people a year -- 20% are not Chaldean.

The nonprofit said the project aims to address the long-term housing needs of thousands of families.

Planning for the project has taken several years since the location is in the Clinton River flood plain. The Foundation said it wants the space to become a cultural destination.

It received 10 acres from private owners and deeded seven acres to Sterling Heights to develop into a public park.

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