Douglas Park Place
720 9th Street, Rock Island
8 Supportive Housing
$2 Million Investment
Douglas Park Place is a $2 million new construction initiative developed by GROWTH and owned by Community Housing Solutions. The development represents an anchor investment in the Douglas Park neighborhood.Eight town homes provide a home to families where women are recovering from alcohol and substance abuse addictions.
The site features a playground, secured entrance, fountain, energy-efficient appliances, and 24-hour on-site case management support.
Interesting Fact: Douglas Park is named after a large baseball park located at the South end of the neighborhood, which hosted the International Softball Congress World Tournament.
Award Winning: Wyvetter H. Younge Illinois Affordable Housing Award for Douglas Park Place; the award was in recognition of an excellent and innovative development in a metropolitan area outside Chicago.
Above: The site for Douglas Park Place is being prepared; demolition of a blighted commercial site was completed along with site remediation.
Below: Douglas Park Place’s inspiration, Ametra Carrol-Castaneda during the groundbreaking and photo of construction.
Bottom Left: Fountain inspired by Ametra.