Summer 2017 | Issue 26
Welcome to In the Community
Initiatives, projects and other community efforts come in various shapes and sizes along with different needs.
Chase1 is a partner that supports community needs through innovation, collaboration and funding resources. We’re pleased to share with you the latest edition of the In the Community newsletter, which highlights the support Chase provides across the country, including:
- Leveraging resources and investing in revitalization efforts to support the Michigan Street Corridor to achieve a sustainable and vibrant community in Grand Rapids
- Collaborating with local partners to expand and improve access to healthy foods through the ReFresh Initiative
- Financing for affordable housing opportunities, including homeownership, for those with low- and moderate-incomes
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Transforming the Medical Mile into a Place to call Home
The Michigan Street Corridor – known as the Medical Mile – features some of the largest employment centers in Grand Rapids. Each day, thousands of employees, medical patients, shoppers and local residents visit the Medical Mile.
Few, however, called the Medical Mile “home.” So, the city, community and business leaders developed a plan to create mixed-use development known as Diamond Place with a transit-oriented theme, knowing they needed two key ingredients: a grocery store and affordable housing.