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Public invited to Veterans Victory property

 

Last updated 3/23/2022 at 9:47am

Courtesy of Veterans Victory

This rendering shows the apartment portion of the Veterans Victory development coming to Powers and Bradley.

Men and women of the armed forces are invited to learn more about the Veterans Victory Housing and Small Business Center, a place they can live, work and play.

They can see the site and renderings, speak with the CEO and investors, and learn more about the holistic campus opening in early 2023 at the corner of Powers Boulevard and Bradley Road.

The event will be Thursday, March 24, at 2 p.m., at the construction site at 0 Bradley Road. This is on the east side of Powers and north side of Bradley, southeast of the Amazon facility and Colorado Springs Airport.

Veterans Victory Housing and Small Business Center is a $67 million-dollar holistic campus for veteran entrepreneurs made possible by the Opportunity Zones created under Former President Donald Trump's 2017 tax plan.  The 15-acre community, a place for "comrades in arms" to become comrades in business, will include 240 ADA-accessible, green multi-family apartments, 15 business offices, as well as event and coworking spaces.

Veterans can take advantage of on-site financial education, small business training, collaboration and networking opportunities. They will also have access to physical therapy, mental health services, yoga, hiking trails, and social events. 

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center will offer expertise to veterans as they transition into their new civilian careers. The project includes one-, two- and three-bedroom family-friendly housing units.

Activities on Thursday include a flag-raising ceremony, a blessing of the property, live music, artistic renderings, and models of green carbon reduction efforts, including solar panels, utility monitoring and Tesla charging stations.

Retired Army Maj. Richmond Moore, who served as Provost Marshal (equivalent to a Chief of Police in the civilian world) wishes a center like this had been available to him when he retired back in 1995.

"Our veterans are the lifeblood of this community and a place like this is a gamechanger," said Moore. " I could not be more excited to invest in a space like this and connect with so many on the brink of an exciting life transition."

Moore plans to share his expertise in small business development and real estate investing with fellow veterans at Veterans Victory.

Dr. Frederick Mechanik, a local podiatrist whose father was a podiatrist and served in the U.S. Army, will also be on hand as he is planning to lease office space at Veterans Victory.

Interested veterans can get on the waiting list for housing by texting Kim Kuhle at 402-639-8855.

The organization's mission is to help improve the lives of veterans through a mixed-use, place-based initiative, designed to provide offices, technical assistance and programs for veterans to create jobs, assist with self-sufficiency and housing to help improve quality of life in a supportive community atmosphere.  

 

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