Laurel Green Apartments is a new construction, three-story development located in Columbus, Franklin County. The project consists of 40 one-bedroom units, including a resident manager unit. The project is a permanent supportive housing development, designed to serve individuals who have a severe mental health diagnosis. Laurel Green will provide service-enriched housing, which will include interaction and regular monitoring by the Franklin County ADAMH Board. Services are being offered as in-kind support from peer-directed services and community-based providers. Project amenities include video surveillance, a community room with community kitchen, several resident lounge areas, multipurpose room/fitness center and a computer center. Unit amenities include microwave ovens, ceiling fans and intercoms. The project is seeking LEED Silver Certification.
The development is located on a lot purchased from the City of Columbus Land Bank, is on a bus line that has frequent stops and is within walking distance to community services, as well as being in very close proximity to social and recreational opportunities. Thirty-one units will be affordable to and occupied by residents at or below 50% AMGI, eight units will be affordable to and occupied by residents at or below 30% AMGI and one unit will be reserved for a resident manager. This development was selected due to leveraging multiple funding sources, including OhioMHAS, and all units will be subsidized by project-based Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers from the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority.