Housing Projects: Completed
In 1996, the Smith Hill CDC began what is known as the Renaissance Project. This tax-credit project focused on improving the walkability and safety of the Triangle Area in Smith Hill while renovating apartments on Goddard Street. With this project, 30 units were completely rehabbed and transformed into affordable apartments.
In 1999, the Smith Hill CDC began to focus on a new project known as Visions I. This project focused on the north and northwestern portions of the neighborhood. The Smith Hill CDC continued the positive movement that had started on Goddard Street by developing 26 high-quality apartments.
In 2003, the Smith Hill CDC began their next housing project known as Capitol Square. Capitol Square is a mixed-use commercial/condominium project designed to increase home ownership, provide economic growth, and offer rental spaces on Douglas Avenue.
In 2008, after completing Capitol Square, the Smith Hill CDC turned its attention to starting a new project on the Pekin Historical District. This project, known as Visions II, encompasses 52 tax-credit units that were rehabbed and transformed into safe, affordable apartments.