The new home renovations that will take place at Diy, a former steel plant, will be “very much a showcase for the town,” said the city manager, John Graziano.
The city hopes to showcase the town to investors, as well as to the general public.
“This is a community that’s very proud of its history and its heritage and we want to show it,” he said.
“We want to bring back the community to its rightful place.”
Diy is home to more than 1,300 residents and a museum and park, according to Grazian.
The town will be home to a school, a community garden and a community center, he said, and “we are going to build a great center of learning.”
The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of June.