Ald. Milele Coggs
Press Release

Groundbreaking Celebrates Re-emergence of Black Holocaust Museum, Bronzeville

Maures Development Group and J. Jeffers & Co. will be redeveloping the Garfield School into 30 affordable apartments.

By - Mar 31st, 2017 03:16 pm

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites residents to a celebration of the revival of the Bronzeville commercial corridor and one of its anchor institutions, America’s Black Holocaust Museum, during the groundbreaking festivities for the Historic Garfield Redevelopment on Tuesday, April 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Maures Development Group and J. Jeffers & Co. will be redeveloping the Garfield School into 30 affordable apartments. Just to the north of that site at the corner of N. 4th Street and W. North Avenue, they will also be building The Griot, a mixed-use development featuring 41 apartments in the floors above a space that will be used as the new home for America’s Black Holocaust Museum.

“In the years since the museum was forced to close its doors, the Bronzeville community has sought a new home for what was once an anchor institution for the neighborhood,” Alderwoman Coggs said. “I am delighted to see this transformative project move forward, and I truly believe that this will serve as an incredible catalyst for building on Bronzeville’s growing economic development momentum.”

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