SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – An $11 million housing project could potentially come to Sullivan.
The City of Sullivan and Radiant Communities Development Corporation are in the early stages of bringing attainable housing options to the area.
Radiant CDC is waiting for approval from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority to move forward with the project.
“Their proposal is about a 48 unit townhome housing project to be located here in the downtown area,” Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb said. “Also multiple duplexes and two story duplexes on scattered sites that were once blight elimination properties.”
The city sold the abandoned land to Radiant CDC, who will own and maintain each property. Lamb believes that the city and Radiant CDC collaborated at the perfect time.
“There’s never really been a better time to push housing here in the City of Sullivan. When I say housing, that is attainable housing for rental, but it’s also homeowner occupied homes,” Lamb said.
This investment is expect to bring more people to the city. Lamb emphasized the need of population retention; however, he said that this can only be obtained by investing in the community.
“When the city decided to invest in itself, you’re starting to see the private sector respond. But, I’m a firm believer that if you do not invest yourself, do not expect anybody else to,” Lamb said.
The decision to move forward with the project will be made by Nov. 14.