The sun continued to shine on members of local government, the Department of Veterans Affairs, numerous veteran residents, and members of the project development team, for contributions made to the 26-room Victory Place Apartment project in Grand Island, Nebraska. There was not a cloud in the sky, as over 100 people partook in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday November 4, 2016 that marked the opening of the facility, due north of the Grand Island Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Victory Place adds one more veteran-centric facility to the community of over 50,000.
The event was hosted by the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and featured numerous speakers ranging from funding institutions to members of the construction team. Special remarks and memorable highlights include:
- Veteran success story, Teresa Kile, LIHTC Program Manager, Nebraska Investment Finance Authority
- Personal experience with veteran friend, Grand Island City Administrator, Marlan Ferguson
- Congratulatory letter from Adrian Smith, U.S. Representative for Nebraska’s 3rd congressional district
- Personal experience, and commitment to giving back to veteran community, Ross Freeman, project developer, Pioneer Group, Inc.
Those in attendance reflected on the importance of helping those in need, the perseverance of the project, and the importance of the veteran’s service. The Victory Place development is aimed toward helping veterans and offering them affordable housing. The facility offers comfortable living areas, controlled access and on-site social services.
“We appreciate the opportunity that the Victory Place project has given us all to leave a lasting mark on the Grand Island community and to provide housing solutions to those in need.” – Lynn Lang, President of 4Sight Construction Group.