City Gets Grant to Study Rosewood Renovation
By Brandon Mulder
Today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the Housing Authority of the City of Austin a $300,000 planning grant to redevelop the Rosewood neighborhood in East Austin. The idea is to transform an obsolete and aging neighborhood into a green and more visible one.
The renovation includes Rosewood Courts, a 73-year-old public housing complex that will have home ownership opportunities.
The next step is for Austin’s housing authority to apply for an implementation grant. Renovations could cost between $5 million and $20 million.