The $5 million project will allow enough space to quadruple the attendance for boys and girls club and increase participation at the op-shop by 100-percent.
Classroom spaces will also be provided for adult education, job training and ESL classes.
Officials say the project will be a huge asset to a part of the city that has been ignored for some time.
"This will bring a lot of traffic in. My belief is that buildings need to be used as much as possible. In the planning process, we tried to develop it so it will have day and evening types of uses up until nine o'clock at night," said Mike Wong of the Harrisonburg Housing Authority.
Two public hearings will be held on financing. Contact the Housing Authority for more information.