A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Monday for the Rescue Mission of Utica's West Street Apartments.

The nearly $14 million complex provides 42 units of affordable housing.

It includes 11 supportive units for persons recovering from mental illness and six units for formerly homeless individuals and their families.

Jim Haid, Executive Director of the Rescue Mission, says all 42 units are occupied, with an additional 200 applications waiting in the wings.

The apartment complex is located on the former site of a dilapidated, vacant, three-story apartment building.

The new development also includes a Community Services Center operated by the Rescue Mission that will serve both tenants and the public.

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX