March 13, 2018 08:19 PM
(ABC 6 News)- It was the only Christian four year college in Rochester and with low enrollment; Crossroads closed its doors a little more than a year ago.
Now, the institution is about to be resurrected with a new purpose and new life.
After, 104 years of being open Crossroad College announced its doors were closing for good right before classes were starting, which left a lot of people at a loss for words.
Bear Creek Christian Church pastors, Jeff Urban and Aaron Wager have started a project to create affordable homes.
This property that used to house students is about to become homes for rent to people in need.
"This project will not only add 43 units of affordable housing and some services but there are 38 acres out here so our hope is that in the future we can find more partnerships and add even more affordable housing," said Urban.
The property will be owned by the church and when all is said and done, it’s expected to cost a little more than $4 million.
“And now we are in the process of finalizing the purchase and also getting the property rezoned so that we can do the activities on the property that we want to do," said Urban
The church will also provide 20,000 square feet of space for nonprofit organizations, but for now, the only focus is signing the contract and doing minor work to the location
The project is currently in the final zoning process; However, organizers say they hope to have people moved in by fall of this year.
"This place changed my life and so we can use it to change other people’s lives as well," said Wager.
Created: March 13, 2018 08:19 PM
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