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The Garfield Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is expected to have more than a $4 million economic impact.
The Garfield Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is expected to have more than a $4 million economic impact.
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May 18, 2016

Old Garfield School Turns Into New Housing Development

Ground was broken May 17, 2016, on a new housing development in North Rapid City by Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity and a private contractor.

According to the KOTA report, the old Garfield School building will be converted into a 12-unit apartment complex while the area around it will have eight modular homes installed. The development, called "Garfield Green," will feature affordable housing units for single families and include work to repair some surrounding homes to help older residents remain in their homes.

The project will help address what the Rapid City mayor describes as "an affordable housing crisis," reports KELO-TV

The Garfield Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative was laid out in the Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity's spring 2015 newsletter. The initiative also will include a neighborhood survey to determine what area residents would like to see, reports KEVN-TV.

Click on this archives link for past news articles related to affordable housing in Rapid City.

For more information on housing development and planning, check out this Black Hills Knowledge Network resource page.

This video, from Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity, shows the vision for the project: 

 

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