600 Block of 10th Street
Units: 8 Single Family Homes
Investment: $2 Million
GROWTH’s efforts in Rock Island’s New Old Chicago Redevelopment area have included rehabilitation to existing units and new construction. Investment activity by GROWTH in this neighborhood exceeds $4 million.
The homes impacted were clustered together to fill long-time vacant lots, while other dilapidated structures were taken down to make way for the new homes. Eight new construction homes were completed as of 2014, with additional homes anticipated in the future.
Strategic partnerships with the City of Rock Island, Wells Fargo Foundation, the Illinois Housing Development Authority, and various private lenders have helped to rebuild this neighborhood.
Other nearby investments includes a new neighborhood park and renovations to the community center.