SUSTAINABLY BUILT AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO REPLACE STAR GAS STATION
Anawim Housing is excited to be co-developing a mixed-use affordable housing mass timber project with Cutler Development The project has been awarded $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s wood innovations and community wood grant programs. This new sustainable build project will replace the old Star Gas Station on Ingersoll Avenue with a 20 unit mixed-use building that will bring critical affordable housing to the area.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the site to announce the allocation of $35 million to fund the federal wood innovations and community wood grant programs. The Des Moines Register shared: “The real cost savings, Vilsack said, is the energy efficiency mass timber buildings provide. Wood’s superior insulating properties have long been recognized. Plus, as trees grow, they sequester carbon in their wood. That could have a net benefit in the fight against climate change, avoiding fossil fuel emissions that come with manufacturing traditional building materials.”
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