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RI May Sell Two Housing Complexes

City of Rock Island

Rock Island may sell two public housing complexes to the company that's been managing them. Monday night the city council will consider final agreements with Millenia Housing, based in Cleveland, Ohio, so it can buy and renovate Century Woods and Heather Ridge. 

Each has 230 units - the buildings at Heather Ridge in southwest Rock Island are 45 years old, or older, while Century Woods, along the Centennial Expressway is at least 75 years old.

The city has already approved tax increment financing districts for the two properties to help Millenia pay for the improvements. The company says it will spend 12 million dollars on each. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.