DETROIT (AP) — Penske Corp. is investing $5 million as part of efforts to revitalize Detroit neighborhoods.

Funding from the Bloomfield Hills-based transportation services company will redevelop a community center and nearby park on Detroit’s east side. A gymnasium will be built at the Lenox Community Center ahead of a planned September 2020 grand opening.

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Last year, Penske Corp. and six other companies committed to making a combined investment of $35 million to spur development and make physical improvements to the city through neighborhood and affordable housing initiatives.

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Penske Corp. founder and chair Roger Penske said Wednesday that working to improve the eastside neighborhood allows the company to show the community it wants to give back to Detroit.

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