The Changing Landscape of Grandville Avenue

Grandville Avenue is on the cusp of expanding its housing and business opportunities.  In fact, the soon –to-be adopted GRForward document suggest, “The streetscape of Grandville Avenue is an opportunity to support cultivation for the Latino-owned business corridor through thematic positioning.  As first step, DGRO and its partners should seek resources to implement a bilingual sign program”.

We are aware of two entrepreneurs who are in the planning phases of turning long-vacant buildings into commercial and mixed-use developments.  Habitat for Humanity is planning to develop housing, commercial and institutional facilities on a large tract of land at the north end of Grandville Avenue.  This will have a huge impact on the neighborhood and will no doubt serve as a catalyst for even more growth.

To that end, we are moving forward to work with a group of consultants who can help RPNA, in collaboration with our many partners and fellow-stakeholders, to develop an Area Specific Plan for the Grandville Avenue Corridor.   We will keep you posted as this process continues.

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