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Habitat for Humanity announces $20M redevelopment project

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Habitat for Humanity of Kent County is partnering with community organizations and neighborhood residents to create Plaza Roosevelt.

Plaza Roosevelt is a redevelopment project that will invest more than $20 million to reinvigorate one square block bounded by Rumsey Street, Grandville Avenue, Graham Street and Century Avenue in Roosevelt Park.

Organizations that have already signed on to the project include the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association and area residents, SiTE:LAB, Mercy Health Saint Mary's and Clinica Santa Maria and Ferris State University.

The redevelopment will bring new condos and town-homes, rental units, single-family homes, retailers, health care services and educational opportunities to the Roosevelt Park neighborhood.

To date, Plaza Roosevelt has received financial support from Dyer-Ives Foundation, Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Peter C. & Emajean Cook Foundation.

Habitat Kent began engaging neighborhood residents and existing businesses and organizations to participate in Plaza Roosevelt planning in 2013. Convened by Habitat Kent, these community discussions will continue over the next two years as the project takes shape and construction begins in 2017.