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Discovery Place Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The 15-unit apartment building and 6-unit group home is designed to serve people with disabilities who make less than 50% of the area median income. The housing is nestled away in a residential neighborhood, across the street from a park, in Brigham City, Utah. The independent living apartments provide secure access with interior corridors, a large community room and kitchen, library, and laundry room. The group home provides 24-hour supportive services to residents and is located directly adjacent to the apartments.

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Discovery Place Apartments and Group Home was held December 15, 2010.

Funding for the $3.4 million dollar project came from HUD's Section 811 program, Neighborhood Nonprofit Housing Corporation, Olene Walker Housing Trust Fund, Brigham City Corporation and the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation. The housing was located and designed with sustainability in mind and is located close to public transportation, medical offices, library, grocery store, and retail shopping. It also meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star Building Standards.

Lt. Governor Greg Bell offered the keynote address at the ceremony. Other speakers included Kelly Jorgensen, HUD Acting Field Office Director; Gordon Walker, Utah Division of Housing and Community Development; Brigham City Mayor Dennis Fife; and Kim Datwyler, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Nonprofit Housing Corporation.

[Photo 1: 2 story new apartments]
Discovery Place Apartments will provide 15 units of affordable, accessible housing for persons with disabilities in Brigham City, Utah

[Photo 2: Interior of apartment for people with disabilities]
Interior of Discovery Place 15-unit apartments for people with disabilities
[Photo 3: 7 people cutting red ribbon inside units]
Brigham City Mayor Dennis Fife; Kelly Jorgensen, HUD Acting Field Office Director; Gordon Walker, Director of Utah Div. of Housing and Com. Dev.; Lt. Governor Greg Bell; Phil Shumway; Lisa Jones, Danville; and Kim Datwyler, Executive Director of Neighborhood Nonprofit Housing Corporation


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