GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Grand Rapids city commissioners approved federal funds or renovations at the former Morton House apartment building.
The estimated $400,000 cost of asbestos removal will be funded through an Environmental Protection Agency no-interest loan program.
The program is administered through the City, which is the reason city commissioners needed to OK the funding.
The former Morton House, now known as 55 Ionia, is undergoing renovations that will create at least 100 market rate apartments, as well as first-floor retail space.
Office space may also be offered in the future.
The City's Downtown Development Authority has granted $1.6 million in tax breaks to the project.
Portage police are asking for the public's help to find a man who has been missing for a week.
This week, To the Point investigates human trafficking in West Michigan and efforts to decrease it.
Michigan police chiefs and sheriffs are opposing legislation to ease phone companies' ability to discontinue traditional land line service starting in 2017.