Bishop's Creek Moving Forward
The old tannery on the northwest side is seeing continued progress as Bishop’s Creek Family Housing moves forward. The Common Council has allowed for the construction of a new building along North 32nd Street to house 55 affordable one-, two- and three-bedroom family rental units. The apartments would be part of a larger development envisioned for the former tannery complex, including preliminary plans to create an African-American cultural center, retail space and other developments.
Bishop’s Creek Community Development Corp., an affiliate of Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God in Christ, located just a few blocks northwest of the development site, has about 6,000 members. Its large campus includes schools, a Boys & Girls Club, a clinic and a credit union.