Green Bay Habitat for Humanity announces plans for 14-home neighborhood
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Habitat for Humanity is not just building homes. Starting this summer, the organization will begin construction on a neighborhood in Green Bay.
Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity revealed the plans Wednesday for a 14-unit development property called Habitat Homestead which will be the non-profit’s largest project yet.
Construction is scheduled to begin this summer on the property which is a little over 2-and-a-half acres and will be comprised of two townhomes, with three units each, and 8 single family homes that will vary between 2 to 5 bedrooms. The $4 million project aims to help address Brown County’s affordable housing crisis where more than a third of households live below the poverty level, according to the Greater Green Bay Community Hub’s Life Study.
“We wanted to make sure that creating such a large development was going to be good for the community and the neighbors around it. And we’re confident that every aspect of the design and working though details like pushing the houses back so their driveway is longer so when the family grows and they have more cars, they can park in the garage and in the driveway, so we just thought about a lot of those things like what will this look like 10 years from now,” said Jessica Diederich, CEO of Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity estimates the project will take 18-to-24 months to complete and then predicts the development will generate more than $50,000 in property taxes annually.
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