OWASSO, Oklahoma - Broken Arrow's A New Leaf is closer to breaking ground on its 50 acre, multi-million dollar expansion in Owasso. 

A New Leaf is a nonprofit that helps people with developmental disabilities increase their independence.

Their property in Owasso--The Village--will have permanent and transitional living.

The first two phases, at a price tag of $27 million, will include a transitional academy.

Kevin Harper with A New Leaf says "The goal is for two years to live like a dormitory, and after that a group home, and on your own after that. It is really a gateway to independence."

The two year program will allow people to come and learn basic life skills like organizing a checkbook, cooking and cleaning.