It's been on the drawing board since 2009 and now at last they are breaking ground on the 26th for the Cadence Square Project at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center to house homeless Veterans, many of whom have substance abuse issues .
The Finger Lakes Addictions Counseling and Referral Agency and Cazenovia Recovery Systems are partners with the VA on the project. Finger Lakes Executive Director Marty Teller says 10 million dollars has been put together to renovate the existing Building 14 and erect a new one right next door . Building 14 would provide temporary housing.
The new building would offer permanent-housing apartments for veterans and their families.
The Vets will be offered a number of support services including vocational/rehabilitation and employment skills . The housing will be handicapped accessible. They hope to open the doors at Cadence Square one year from now