Presentation on theme: "In Business to Transform People & Places. Foss Avenue Federal Credit Union Commercial Space/Grocery Store Transportation Outlet/Hub Northridge Academy."— Presentation transcript:
In Business to Transform People & Places
Foss Avenue Federal Credit Union Commercial Space/Grocery Store Transportation Outlet/Hub Northridge Academy & YMCA- North Flint Office Housing Complex Lorado Street Ruth Street Foss Avenue Lorado Street Plans By: B. Strozier
Orthographic Projections (Birds Eye View) This projection shows the view of the proposed Northeast Village, to be located near the former Martin School building. Some additions to the area are the creation of a permanent building for the Foss Avenue Federal Credit Union on the corner of Lorado Street and Saginaw Street with adjoining buildings that can be used for commercial space and for a potential grocery store to be located within the community. Stafford Place North Street Plans By: B. Strozier
This is a view of the entrance to Northeast Village. There is a need in the community for adequate transportation. A partnership with the Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) can bring a transportation hub where residents of the community could have access to buses and vans to gain mobility throughout the rest of the city. Plans By: B. Strozier
Northridge Academy would be moved from its current location to a building to be built on the existing Martin Elementary School site. This school would boast 3 floors, modern technology with wireless access and hotspots in the building, as well as, a full gymnasium and fine arts building that would include an auditorium.
The YMCA athletic field would sit behind Northridge Academy and will have two full basketball courts, a fully furnished play area and an open field for football and other activities. The school and also the YMCA will share sports facilities; and office space will also be available in the Northridge Academy building for YMCA employees.
YMCA Main Entrance (Facing North Street)
The Play area for Northridge Academy/YMCA located in the rear of the new building.
The housing complex located behind the Northridge Academy would be a replacement complex for the River Park Apartments located on Carpenter Road (which are in desperate need of repair).
The River Park townhomes proposed for relocation in this area would include 16 units on each side of Lorado Street; this would yield a total of 36 units with the capacity to house residents. Each townhome would be equipped with a two-car garage which will only be accessible to its unit. Fire-rated walls between each townhome would safeguard the units in the event of a fire. The townhomes are modeled after the Shiloh Commons Housing Development located on the former Northern High School site at Leith Street and Buick Street.
There would be a direct route that would lead directly to the school and the central water feature. Also, children would have a direct route to a safe and reliable play area through this connection to Northridge Academy.
Even with the economy still under recovery, financing is available to achieve the goals and vision that have been outlined. For the River Park Apartments Complex, money is available from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD provides money for new, innovative energy-efficient housing complexes. Currently, three grants are available through HUD; The NOFA-Choice Neighborhood Initiative Planning Grant, The Fair Housing Initiative Program, and the Hope VI Main Street Grant. NFRCs Master Plan would meet the qualifications laid out by the requirements for each grant. Combined, these grants can supply close to $4.3 Million Dollars in funding. Federal and state tax breaks can also be sought to waive tax fees for land which has been vacant for years. Also, the Urban Development Fund and CDFI (Community Development Financial Institutions) have been tapped to assist with financial obligations.
2011 Notices - Funds Available Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants Capacity Building for Sustainable Communities Program Capital Fund Education and Training Community Facility Grant Choice Neighborhoods Initiative - Planning Grants Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Program Fair Housing Initiative Program HOPE VI Main Street Housing Opportunity for Persons with AIDS Lead Technical Studies and Healthy Homes Technical Studies Programs Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program under the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program under the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) - Service Coordinators Program Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) - Service Coordinators Program Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) -Info From United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
An estimated financial marker for this project is $15-20 Million Dollars. This figure includes the construction of a new building, acquisition of the surrounding land and construction of surrounding buildings, commercial space, and housing complexes. Based on our research of grants, at least $8 Million Dollars can be collected from federal grants and loans. The remaining balance is dependent upon private and public supporters and financial contributions.
The NFRC has secured letters of support and established community partnerships with Flint area organizations who recognize the urgent need to revitalize North Flint and improve the quality of life of residents in the target market area.
The Northeast Citizens District Council (consists of 12 area block clubs) The Flint Housing Commission The Michigan Department of Human Services The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan The Land Bank The Concerned Pastors for Social Action Flint Area Congregations Together (FACT) The Flint NAACP Northridge Academy Charter School FA Federal Credit Union Eagles Nest Child Care Center Mr. Greg Eason, City Administrator Councilman Delrico Loyd (1 st Ward) Councilman Bryant Nolden (3 rd Ward) Councilman Josh Freeman (4 th Ward) Councilman Bernard Lawler (5 th Ward) Councilman Shelton Neeley (6 th Ward) Councilman Michael Sarginson (8 th Ward) Councilman Scott Kincaid (9 th Ward) Representative Woodrow Stanley (34 th House District) Mr. Lawrence E. Moon, Moon Funeral Home Mrs. Inez Brown, Chairwoman, Uptown Reinvestment Corporation