GRAND RAPIDS – State Representative Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) today announced a project to renovate a former Grand Rapids school building that is no longer in service. Following demolition, the remainder of the building will be renovated and an addition will be constructed to serve as Riverside Senior Care.

“I’m happy to announce a project that will bring positive gains to our city,” said Brinks. “As it stands, the former elementary building is functionally obsolete — replacing it with a building capable of housing a new business will provide opportunities to Grand Rapids residents.”

The project is being taken on by the city of Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and will use just over $1 million in school and local tax capture. It is expected to yield a total capital investment of $7 million and create 42 full-time and eight part-time jobs in the area.

“I’m confident that Riverside Senior Care will be a great addition to our city,” Brinks said. “This project will supply our community with new jobs and a multimillion-dollar capital investment. It is a forward-moving step for Grand Rapids.”