Construction has started on Elliot Park's St. Barnabas Apartments, which will provide efficiency apartments for homeless youth and low-income working adults.
The apartments at 920 S. 7th St. are set to open in early 2005. The nonprofit developer Central Community Housing Trust (CCHT) is spearheading the $7.2 million project.
The old St. Barnabas Hospital was founded in 1871 but has stood vacant for several decades. Allina Hospitals and Clinics donated the old building for the project.