MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Construction will begin next week for a $17 million five-story housing development for youth experiencing homelessness in downtown Minneapolis.

The 46-unit housing development is called Downtown View and it’s a partner development with YouthLink and Project for Pride in Living.

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The development will connect to YouthLink’s existing Minneapolis headquarters and will be open to youth ages 18 to 24.

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“We know investing in young people experiencing homelessness has long-term positive outcomes for both the young person and for our community,” Dr. Heather Huseby, executive director of YouthLink, said. “With the creation of 46 much-needed units of safe, supportive housing, expansion of the Youth Opportunity center, and a Career Pathways Center, we will increase economic and education opportunities and equity for young people.”

The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 at the new site, located at 41 N. 12th Street.

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Construction is expected to be completed before the cold weather season begins in late 2017.