Up & Coming Weekly

December 18, 2018

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM DECEMBER 19-25, 2018 UCW 9 Thank you to everyone who helped to make the 13th Annual Ryan's Reindeer Run a tremendous success! And a special thank you to the Reindeer Run Planning Committee and volunteers. Thank you to everyone who helped to make the 13th Annual Ryan's Reindeer Run a tremendous success! Gold Sponsors Heather and Rich Barbaro • Cross Creek Pediatrics, PA • Timothy D. Edwards, Attorney at Law Kids First Pediatrics of Raeford • Kimrey Law, PLLC • Lucy and Wes Jones The Melton Family • Ray and Daphne Manning Advised Fund of CCF, Inc. Systel Business Equipment • Up and Coming Weekly • Valley Auto World BMW Valley Regional Imaging Silver Sponsors Cape Fear Physical Medicine and Rehab • Fayetteville Academy JEB Designs, Inc. • Joel S. Jenkins, Jr. Attorney/ The Real Estate Law Firm Bronze Sponsors BB&T • Brown & Associates Investment Services • Cape Fear Cardiology Cashwell Appliance Parts, Inc. • David and Theresa Evans • Hedgecoe Dentistry Hematology & Oncology Associates of Fayetteville, P.A Highland Pediatric Dental/Dr. Yvette Stokes • Pam and David Little Medical Arts Family Practice, P.A • Robert Maughan • Perry Olive Pryzgoda Family Dental Care • Terry and Jan Smith • Valley Radiology Tommy King • The Coffee Scene • Fayetteville Public Works Commission www.ryansreindeerrun.com Proceeds from the run benefit The Ryan P. Kishbaugh Memorial Foundation, Friends of the Cancer Center of CFVHS, Duke Pediatric Bone Marrow Unit, The Child Advocacy Center and other local charities. "So do a favor for me, and whatever you're doing today, just go out and RUN, somewhere, anywhere, just ." Ryan P. Kishbaugh. e oldest public housing com- plex operated by the Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority is about to become the newest. e project, which used to be known as Cross Creek Court and is off Grove Street, has been demolished. e housing authority is bringing back the original name. e apartments that will replace what most recently was called Grove View Terrace will be named Cross Creek Pointe. It will feature modern apartments like those off Old Wilmington Road that were built eight years ago in what was known as the HOPE VI project. e estimated 30 acres of property between Grove and Lamon Streets will not only improve living conditions of tenants, the complex will enhance the appearance of the neighborhood. "One reason city government supported the fed- eral project was because it's considered a gateway to the city," said Dawn Weeks, executive director of the housing authority, in an interview with e Fayetteville Observer. Cross Creek Court was renamed Grove View Terrace 30 years ago in a public relations effort to dissociate the area from rampant crime that was occurring there. "e project originally had 212 dwelling units. Fifty-six were constructed in 1941, and the remaining 156 were built in 1950," Weeks told Up & Coming Weekly. Cross Creek Pointe will have two-and three-story buildings with 272 units ranging in size from two- bedroom apartments of 1,015 square feet to three-bedroom apartments of 1,239 square feet. ere will be a com- munity building, playground and laundry facility. Weeks said that during the land preparation and construction process, some families chose to move to other FMHA-owned hous- ing units. Others moved into HOPE VI units while others accepted Section 8 vouchers. e relocation culmi- nated in 2017. Families that relocated from Grove View Terrace who desire to move back to the new Cross Creek Pointe community will have the option to do so, if they remain in good standing. Cross Creek Pointe apartments will have air con- ditioning and other modern amenities that the origi- nal apartments did not. e $40 million project will help reduce the city's shortage of safe, affordable housing, Weeks noted. e FMHA is the co-develop- er, along with United Developers. e FMHA is a federal agency funded primar- ily by the U.S. government. Local, state and private funds combined with federal grants will pay for the new project. "e new construction is expected to begin in February or March 2019 and is expected to take up to 18 months," Weeks said. "e units will be similar in appearance to HOPE VI units." e FMHA is one of the first in the state to use the new Rental Assistance Demonstration program for Cross Creek Pointe. It will resemble a modern apart- ment development with streets, sidewalks and no hint of the days 70 years ago when public housing had an unfortunate racial segregation stigma. Cross Creek Court was built for white military families. e then-Cape Fear Court, later redesig- nated Delona Gardens and Campbell Terrace off Old Wilmington Road, were for black families. Over time, both of Fayetteville's original public housing projects became occupied mostly by African-American indi- viduals and families. After World War II, racial segregation and inequal- ity within the U.S. came into sharp focus on the world stage. President Harry Truman appointed a special committee to investigate racial conditions that defined a civil rights agenda. Truman issued an executive order that abolished racial discrimination in the military. Cross Creek Pointe: A new name and a new look by JEFF THOMPSON NEWS JEFF THOMPSON, Reporter. COM- MENTS? Editor@upandcomingweekly. com. 910-484-6200. Cross Creek Court was renamed Grove View Terrace 30 years ago.

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