A new duplex in the East Bluff is a step forward for the neighborhood’s revitalization efforts. That was the theme of a ribbon cutting Tuesday, attended by Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, 3rd District City Councilman Jim Riggenbach and representatives from several nonprofit organizations.
45-year-old Erin Flaherty moved into the duplex at in December. She was previously living in a nursing home.
"And I was looking for affordable housing. It’s hard in Peoria to find something in a good neighborhood," Flaherty said. "I’m very proud to live here.”