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Former church, duplexes in Danville will be turned into apartments

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Three empty buildings in Danville’s Westmoreland neighborhood will be turned into affordable apartments, a $2.6 million project.

 The Danville City Council approved the project Tuesday night. The three buildings include the former Sledd Memorial Church at 608 Upper St., which was most recently used for the Head Start program, and two vacant duplexes on Floyd St.

The church will be converted into 11 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The duplexes will provide two, one-bedroom units and two, two-bedroom units.

Thirteen of the units will serve veterans, people with disabilities, and low-income households. Two of the Floyd Street units will be rented at market rates.

Funding will come from the Virginia Housing Trust Fund and a Community Block Development Grant, low-interest loans and historic tax credit equity.

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