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Left: Members of the Brightwood Civic Group, Northside Leadership Conference and Northside Community Development Fund celebrated the completion of 1407 Woodland Avenue. (Photo Courtesy BCG)
Last week, Brightwood Civic Group cut the ribbon at 1407 Woodland Avenue in Brightwood, marking the first step in the Woodland Avenue Revitalization Project.
State Rep. Ravenstahl and City Council President Darlene Harris attended the ribbon cutting, which celebrated the completion of the renovated home in Brightwood on Thursday September 22.
“1407 Woodland Ave. is the first of a number of rehabilitations the Brightwood Civic Group hopes to address,” said Jon Huck, project manager. “These rehabs are bringing resources to a major corridor of the neighborhood.”
1407 Woodland is a single family home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a master suite, hardwood floors and off-street parking.
However the most appealing feature of the home may be the 10-year tax abatement which Huck said will save the owner thousands of dollars each year. The house is currently on the market for $119,900.
Funding to renovate the home came from Rivers Casino and a loan from The Northside Community Development Fund. The Northside Leadership Conference provided professional project management services.
The BCG hopes to bring new families and businesses to Woodland Avenue to revive the block, and have more plans for the block.