CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Some big changes are underway in downtown Chattanooga. it all got started Thursday, thanks to some little shovels.

The students from Little Miss Mag Early Learning Center broke ground on a multi-million dollar project.

A new Little Miss Mag will occupy part of the ground floor of the Walnut Commons project at Second and Walnut.

The upper floors will be home to 100 apartments, adding more rental options to downtown.

And making a huge difference for Little Miss Mag, a United Way Agency founded in 1917.

Some retail space will be available on the bottom floor.

The project should be completed in about a year.