LOGAN, WV (WOWK) — A parking lot on Hudgins St. in downtown Logan will eventually become a four-story apartment for Veterans.

The property is located in downtown Logan and was donated by the city and the Logan Regional Medical Center. It will have 33 units with one or two bedrooms and will be the first veterans apartment complex in West Virginia.

Once the apartment building opens, Veterans will be able to get housing vouchers through the Mingo Housing Authority to cover the cost of rent.

“It’s one of those things where it’s near and dear to everybody’s heart and the people who have fought, died and bled for this country deserve some recognition,” said Scott Beckett, the President of Logan Housing Corporation and the Logan Fire Chief. “What better way to do it and when they get in their older age or if they’re down on their luck or if they’re disabled they’ll have a nice place to live.”

With West Virginia having one of the highest per capita populations of Veterans in the United States, Beckett, said the need for this facility is great.

“These people are so deserving of it and I hope we fill it up I hope we fill it up with veterans that need the help,” Beckett said.

Construction for the project is set to begin next week and is expected to be completed by February 2024.

The project costs $9 Million. Funding will come from city, state and federal levels.