Health and social care bosses have moved to allay fears that two secure units could be located at a residential development.
Coldside will soon host a new community campus, alongside redeveloped housing and a proposed women’s custody unit.
Some residents fear the unit – which has not yet received planning approval – could lead to a rise in crime in the area.
Locals had also speculated that another secure unit for people in care was in the pipeline and were worried about the potential impact of having two units in the same place.
However, their fears have been dismissed by Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership.
The NHS Tayside and Dundee City Council joint body has denied that any such secure unit is planned.
A spokesman told the Tele supported housing is set to be offered to a “small number of people” who are in receipt of care.
Supported housing is typically included as part of a package given to someone in long-term care.
That can include previously homeless people, those with mental health difficulties or substance addiction issues or those fleeing from domestic violence.
The intention with such properties is to help the tenants adjust to living independently in the long term.
The spokesman said: “As part of the redevelopment of Alexander Street, which has included wheelchair-adapted units, supported accommodation will be provided for a small number of people through the Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership with appropriate care packages.”
The keys were handed to the first residents of new homes on Alexander Street in December following months of construction by Dundee City Council, in partnership with the Hillcrest Housing Association.
A number of the properties have been built with wheelchair adaptations, following consultation with occupational therapists to ensure that the homes met the needs of those on the social housing list.
Coldside Community Campus, which incorporates Our Lady’s RC Primary, Rosebank Primary and the Frances Wright Pre-School Centre, is due to open in August.