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'Make it in Michigan' supporting area community revitalization projects

Hudson Center II
Hudson Center II

The state is investing in three affordable housing projects. Two of them in west Michigan.

‘Make it in Michigan’ is an economic strategy supporting community revitalization projects. That includes three affordable housing projects in Detroit, Holland and Hudsonville that the Michigan Economic Development Corporation says are expected to generate a capital investment of roughly $17 million.

In Hudsonville, it’s the construction of Hudson Center II. Once an e A mixed-use, three-story building rising in what’s being called the city’s new downtown will house 22 market-rate residential units and a handful of commercial spaces. It’s anticipated the Hudson Center II project will generate a capital investment of $7.1 million and create 40 jobs.

The City of Hudsonville is providing tax abatements over the next 10-plus years totaling $950,000 along with an Ottawa County Brownfield Authority grant in the amount of $11,800.

In downtown Holland, plans for a vacant lot include the construction of a two-story, 6,000 square foot building with commercial space on the ground floor and five, one-bedroom apartments above. The MEDC expects the project to a capital investment of $7.1 million and create 40 jobs.

A Build MI Community grant in the amount of $250,000 and a 10-year, $84,280 Neighborhood Enterprise Zone tax abate support the project.

In Detroit, the historic Danish Brotherhood fraternal hall will be transformed into a new community center.

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.