NeighborWorks breaks ground on townhouse project

NeighborWorks broke ground on a three-unit townhouse on Mather Street in Green Bay on Friday, June 13, 2014. (WLUK/Chris Bourassa)

GREEN BAY - For the first time in years, a Green Bay organization is building some homes from the ground up.

NeighborWorks started building a three-unit townhouse Friday on the city's west side.

NeighborWorks is known for helping renovate homes, but this is its first so-called stick-built home in years.

The townhouse is on Mather Street and officials say they've been in that area before.

"Some of the properties were in pretty rough shape, and we worked together and renovated three of the houses that we've got on the block here. The city subsequently removed some other properties, some other structures here on this corner and created this site for us to redevelop,” said Noel Halvorsen, NeighborWorks director.

The new project was possible through a partnership grant with the city of Green Bay.