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WESTFIELD - EdgeRock Development LLC will begin work on the Grand

Millennium Project in the coming weeks, following unanimous approval by the Westfield City Council Monday night.

The multi-use, $200 million development is expected to bring more than 1,000 new jobs to downtown Westfield and is slated to include a 150,000 square foot convention center, hundreds of new hotel rooms, a YMCA, office space, and high-quality housing.

"The Grand Millennium is an exciting project for Westfield that will benefit all members of our community," said Mayor Andy 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 sprawling project will be located on 64 acres near the intersection of US 31 and Ind. 32 interchange.

"The project has close proximity to US 31, Westfield's downtown, and the revitalization project, the Grand Junction Plaza, which will be the perfect location for residents and visitors to take part in the many amenities the Grand Millennium will offer," said Jim Ake, Westfield City Council president.

A formal groundbreaking is planned for later this spring.