Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Groundbreaking for Focus Manor in Louisville on Monday

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Focus Manor
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Monday, June 30 for Focus Manor on Highway 397 in Louisville. The groundbreaking was a celebration of the upcoming construction of a 14 unit complex to provide housing for individuals with disabilities.

The Focus Outreach Community Development Corporation (FOCDC) in partnership with Faith Tabernacle Church of Christ Holiness USA obtained financial funding from HUD to develop the project. FOCDC’s efforts began in early 2012 to obtain the necessary grant and find a location for the project.

Irene Smith, the executive director, indicated that this day was a long time in coming but “we are happy to have such a celebration in the great town of Louisville.”

The property was purchased from the Fulton family and is the site where the “Nearly New” store was located for many years.

Jody Fulton of the family along with Bennie Hill from Regions Bank, Charles Hampton of the NAACP and Mayor Will Hill spoke to the group gathered at the site. Hill particularly recognized Dr. George Miller who was instrumental in obtaining the funding and spearheading the project. Hill said, “This is the testimony of perseverance and patience. This is a $1.8 million investment that will provide jobs and purchase local materials and will meet a need for those who have much need in our community.”