Milo-Grogan Event Delivers Vision, Memories


Groundbreaking Celebrates Revitalization Initiative

A ground-breaking ceremony for the revitalization of Milo-Grogan not only stirred the neighborhood’s earth but memories with it.

The once proud working class community was undercut – and divided – with the construction of Interstate 71 in the 1960s, resulting in the demolition of an estimated 400 businesses and homes.

“Individuals and families were adversely affected. Manufacturing jobs were lost. People moved. As time wore on, other homes became vacant, abandoned and demolished,” Homeport President and CEO Bruce Luecke told 100-plus attendees of a special program on Nov. 29.

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