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GVSU, City and Neighbors of Belknap Lookout working to develop more affordable housing

Rendering of the affordable housing in Belknap Lookout neighborhood.
GVSU University Communications

More affordable housing is coming to Grand Rapids and the Belknap Lookout neighborhood. Grand Valley State University and the City of Grand Rapids are working on a Memorandum of Understanding with neighborhood representatives.

Grand Valley State University will lease .85 acres of its Grand Rapids health campus to Three CPK, a joint venture of Third Coast Development and PK Housing.

The developer is targeting 45-50 rental units. A mix of 70 percent affordable and 30 percent market rate. The three story project will take shape in the Belknap Lookout Neighborhood along the south side of Trowbridge Street NE, between Lafayette Avenue NE and Prospect Avenue NE.

In a news release we’ve learned “Three CPK will submit an application for low-income housing tax credits in November.”

Once ground is broken the low-income housing project has a completion target date of fall 2019.

Patrick Center, WGVU News.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.