Steeple Square has reached a major milestone in the revitalization of the former St. Mary’s Campus celebrating the opening of the apartments at Steeple Square. Formerly the Jackson Street School at 1501 Jackson St., the apartments consist of newly rehabilitated two and three bedroom apartments.
The apartments at Steeple Square were identified as an urgent need in Dubuque’s downtown. More than half of the apartments will serve women who have completed Opening Doors’ programs for homeless women and their families, and the other apartments are available for rent to the general public.
Steeple Square, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has the mission to serve as a collaborative, multi-tenant, inclusive center providing an attractive hub for social life and community support while preserving its historic fabric and features.
Steeple Square is a nonprofit made up of civic, non‐profit, business, and community leaders who are working in partnership to develop housing, jobs, training, childcare, arts/culture, and recreation through the revitalization of the former St. Mary’s parish campus.
The repurposed campus, which includes a community event center, the Maria House, apartments and a future day care center, is an agent for positive change and a catalyst for restoring lives, citizen engagement, neighborhood empowerment and community vibrancy.