Out and About: Strategic Action Council of Northwest Louisiana
Asis Chronicle was on hand for this morning’s unveiling of a local community stabilization project, located in West Shreveport.
The project, also known as Village Square Apartments, is a cooperative endeavor with the Strategic Action Council of Northwest Louisiana’s Community Development Committee (SAC-CDC), Vintage Realty Co., and real estate services and investment firm Kennedy Wilson.
One of the goals of the project is to “bring renewed hope and economic development to a once stagnant community” through making residential improvements that would inspire tenants and members of the surrounding community to become active participants in shaping Northwest Louisiana’s changing socioeconomic landscape.
SAC Executive Director David Aubrey noted that while the Village Square Project may be located in the inner city, “Such partnerships impact the entire city of Shreveport [and the NWLA] region.”
Aubrey concluded, “Minority contractors are playing a significant role in the delivery and implementation of the capital [project] improvements, which even furthers the scope and impact of the project.”
David Alexander, an executive with Vintage Realty Co. said, “The aesthetically driven improvements made to the property, immediately impacted the community and the sense of pride of the residents.”
Harold Turner, President of Red River Bank (institutional CDC partner alongside Kennedy Wilson), said, “As a community bank, it is important for Red River Bank that everyone in our community be included in the success we hope to achieve.”
For more information on the Village Square Project, as well as other SAC community stabilization projects, visit www.strategicactioncouncil.org.