Downtown Mission Launches Fundraising Campaign To Renovate Their New Home

Wednesday March 6th, 2019

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The downtown Mission has launched a $5.5 million fundraising campaign as they prepare to move into the Windsor Public Library building on Ouellette.

The mission purchased the building in early 2018 and has sold its current location on Victoria Avenue. This summer the library will move to a temporary location at City Hall, and the mission will renovate the library to fit their current needs.

To purchase and renovate the main floor of the library will cost $5.1 million. 3.6 million to buy and $1.5 million to renovate program space and will include a commercial kitchen that can prepare over 900 meals a day, a dining room to seat and feed upwards of 350 people at once, the Fresh Market (formerly a food bank) leading edge classroom facilities for employment training, offices for community care partners, a modern nursing room for guest treatment and healthcare navigation, a healing garden, and space for therapy programs and community groups and additional programs like a tax clinic, hair salon and numerous others to serve our ever-changing and increasing population.

An additional $3.8 million will be required to renovate the second floor to develop a total of 34 affordable rental apartments including 17 studio and 17 one bedroom units that will feature a small kitchen, bathroom and shower facilities along with living quarters.

The second floor will also be the location of the Mission’s administrative and development offices using the existing floorplan. Renovations to the administrative area are not required.

You can find more information on the fundraising campaign here.

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