A local apartment complex is getting a multi-million dollar makeover.
The Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport(HACS) is partnering with the Michaels Organization to remodel apartments in Cypress Landing. The apartments will have new floors, windows, and light fixtures. They're also equipped with new appliances, including a washer and dryer.
There will be a groundbreaking ceremony Tues. Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. at Cypress Landing, 4715 Shreveport Blanchard Highway. Mayor Cedric Glover is expected to attend.
Richard Herrington, CEO of the HACS, said the entire project cost nine million dollars; six million is the cost of renovation.
Construction began in January and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2013.
"Compared to what it used to look like, to what it's looking like right now, it's like night and day," said Herrington. "It's going to be the best housing on this side of town."
The apartments are reserved for low income families. A single person must make $23,340 or less in order to qualify.
HACS owns more than 4,000 units across Shreveport. It's currently looking at demolishing several of its other sites and rebuilding them from the ground up. Until funding is made available, Herrington is not identifying the properties they're considering.