GLENDALE — A new child-care facility for one of the city's largest nonprofit after-school programs for low-income children shows no sign of starting construction any time soon after years of planning and delays.
Construction on New Horizons Family Center's long-awaited "Children's Village Nuestra Casa" was to begin last spring after years of delays and hundreds of thousands in government funding. But months after the nonprofit's founder told city commissioners the project was about to break ground, the lot on the 1200 block of South Maryland Avenue sits unchanged.
The two-story project would expand child-care services for low-income families at the center, which has been grappling for years with how to accommodate growing demand and longer wait lists.
In March, New Horizons founder Maria Rochart told the Community Advisory Block Grant Committee that the project was finally scheduled to begin construction.
"You're all going to wear hard hats in April," she said. "The Children's Village is ready to break ground."