Cook Construction | Real Estate is excited to announce their community support for upcoming Georgia Initiative for Community Housing Summit in Gainesville, GA. Through our partnership with the City of Gainesville, Cook has established a belief in this GICH program and upcoming summit.
The summit, held this year in Gainesville, GA, supports the sustainability of the biannual, technical assistance retreats attended by the 15 currently participating communities to build better communities for the citizens of Georgia. The summit location is selected each year from past graduates of the program. As the host for the fall retreat, the City of Gainesville will be hosting a reception for the event participants and a bus tour to show participants the accomplishments that the City has managed since graduation from the program in 2014. Participants come from roughly 60 different communities around the state (around 200 participants on average). In addition to hosting the reception and tour the City of Gainesville will be a participate in several of the sessions being held during the 3-day event.
The Northwestern Cottages
The Northwestern Cottages is one of the projects that will be featured on the bus tour. Cook General Contracting has been working with the City of Gainesville for the last several months to help redevelop and revitalize this area of MLK Jr. Blvd. The City of Gainesville teamed up with Cook General to develop 3 BR| 2 BA Single family units designed to provide lower cost and increase quality housing to the downtown Gainesville area. This project was part of the ideas and initiatives created by the City of Gainesville’s participation in the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing.
The Georgia Initiative for Community Housing
The GICH helps communities improve their quality of life and economic vitality through the development of locally-based housing and revitalization strategies. Many local leaders have a clear vision for their communities but need assistance getting started. GICH helps communities develop a clear road map for achieving their vision. This program provides a platform for thinking of creative solutions and networking ideas with housing professionals, city officials and staff, as well as community volunteers from across the state. The GICH helps participating communities to foster vibrant neighborhoods, create new housing opportunities and enhance community development.
It is an honor for Cook to support the City of Gainesville to help other communities around the state develop sustainable programs to revitalize their communities and in turn benefit the quality of living for the members of those communities. We would like to commend the City of Gainesville on their amazing achievements.