GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Eight community partners are joining for a major redevelopment in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood on Grand Rapids' Southwest Side.
The Plaza Roosevelt Development will bring affordable housing, a high school and expanded health services to the working class neighborhood, officials say. Plans call for housing on the 5 1/2 acre site and a $20 million investment for expanded educational opportunities.
"It's all coming together in one spot and it's like one spot flourishing in Roosevelt Park, and now we're gonna watch that come and it will be amazing and have a ripple effect on our neighborhood," says Reginald Smith the Neighborhood President.
Students are currently served by Union High School on the city's Northwest Side.
The neighborhood to be served extends along Grandville Avenue between Franklin and Graham streets. Habitat for Humanity launched the project in 2013.
Construction is expected to completed within two years.
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