Plaza Roosevelt: A Community Collaboration

Dwelling Place participated in a press conference on Friday, August 30, announcing the site plan for Plaza Roosevelt. A collaboration between Habitat for Humanity, Dwelling Place, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Mercy Health, the Hispanic Center of West Michigan, Ferris State University, and the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association, Plaza Roosevelt is a neighbor-driven development initiative along Grandville Avenue and Franklin Street in Grand Rapids.

Volunteers Support Westside Community

On May 19, employees from BDO Grand Rapids joined Dwelling Place Community Gardner, Nicole and Bridge Street Place residents to clean up gardens and prepare for updated plants and landscaping. Participants voluntarily acknowledged their inexperience with landscaping and gardening, but they jumped in head-first making fast work of removing old plants, pruning roses and weeding large garden areas. Upon greeting the volunteers, a Bridge Street resident shared her gratitude with the group declaring "I can't tell you how much it means to us that you are


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