The Westfield City Council has approved a major project that is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs in the city’s downtown. Westfield-based EdgeRock Development LLC plans to break ground on the $200 million Grand Millennium Center project this spring.
The Grand Millennium Center will include a 150,000 square-foot convention center, a 500-room hotel, a YMCA, office space and high-quality housing, according to EdgeRock Development. The project was first announced by Westfield Mayor Andy Cook during his State of the City address in November.
"The Grand Millennium is an exciting project for Westfield that will benefit all members of our community," said Cook. "Our economic development strategy has always been focused on growing our commercial businesses in order to diversify our tax base while continuing our family friendly environment. The Grand Millennium will be the perfect blend of private businesses and community activities."
The development will sit on 64 acres near U.S. 31 and State Road 32 in Westfield, not far from Grand Park. Westfield City Council President Jim Ake says it is the "perfect location for residents and visitors."