Flint to see $100 million in new projects downtown

FLINT, MICH. (AP) - Redevelopment projects are expected to bring more than $100 million in renovation work to Flint as the city works to recover from a lead-tainted water crisis.

The projects include the Capitol Theatre, the Ferris Wheel building and Mott Community College's culinary school in the downtown area.

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David Ollila is the president of SkyPoint Ventures, which is renovating some of the buildings downtown. Ollila says he believes a strong downtown area will encourage investments throughout the city.

Other projects include a Riverfront restoration project that's estimated to cost more than $35 million and demolishing an old YMCA building to create affordable housing that's expected to cost $17 million.

The projects are in various stages of completion but officials hope they will spur growth in the community.

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