An artist’s rendering of the planning affordable housing project slated for the East Village. Image: Father Joe’s Villages

A San Diego planning group Wednesday approved the designs for an affordable housing development in the East Village.

Civic San Diego approved the plan by Father Joe’s Villages to construct more than 400 units for formerly homeless people at the intersection of 14th and Commercial streets, according to the social services nonprofit.

That’s the same location where Father Joe’s will construct one of the temporary tent shelters approved by the San Diego City Council on Tuesday. That shelter will be taken down next November so the permanent housing can be built. The project is expected to be completed in early 2019.

Plans call for 270 of the units to be reserved for people who are chronically homeless. The remaining units will go to formerly homeless veterans, individuals and families.

–City News Service

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