A full building permit has been issued for the long-planned Project H.O.O.D community center. Located at 6623 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr, the project site is located across the street from New Beginnings Church and stretches up to E. 66th St.
Led by Pastor Corey Brooks with the vision of ending violence and building communities one neighborhood at a time, Project H.O.O.D. 's catalytic investment will bring education, job training, entrepreneurial & employment resources, and locally owned business opportunities to help spur economic development. The center will provide a safe space to empower, inform and equip marginalized youths and adults, with the resources to become gainfully employed, financially independent, and upwardly mobile. Wrap-around services to enhance physical, mental, and social well-being will be incorporated.
Designed by BNMO Design, the 85,000-square-foot facility will function as a hub for social interaction and a vehicle for social change where diversity, equity, and inclusion is the gateway to all activities. The building will stand three stories tall and include an auditorium, multipurpose gym, swimming pool, first floor retail, bank branch, and restaurants.
With the full building permit issued for the construction, general contractor LR Contracting Company can begin construction. A tower crane permit for the project is currently awaiting issuance.