Housing Commission executive director Evelyn Valente-Heikkila was Ishpeming's mayor in 2005 when the groundwork for the project began.
thrilled it's almost done, saying that with something like this -- a first-of-its-kind prototype design -- it simply can't be expected to work if it's rushed.
says it won't cost the city or the Housing Commission
a dime -- CGE
is covering the entire cost through its own cash and through grants like this one.
says that's an important point, saying she's
heard from many people in the city who don't believe that's the case.