SHELBURN, Ind. – The Town of Shelburn has been on the pursuit to revitalize its community by preserving some properties, and recreating others. Its neighborhood revitalization efforts continued with the demolition of a vacant home at 304 S. Walnut Street.
The property had been vacant for nearly a decade and had succumb to a fire many years back. The town acquired the property with the notion to demolish it for beautification purposes. With the increase in the town’s local income taxes, Shelburn has been able to prioritize dilapidated properties.
“Property demolitions such as this certainly play a part in the bigger picture for our community,” Jay Southwood, Shelburn Clerk/Treasurer, said. “We have been diligent and strategic in taking the necessary steps to revitalize certain properties, and rid of others.”
Town officials said they hope to open the property to future developers, and potentially build a new-single family home.
“This past year, home has become increasingly more important. Citizens have engulfed themselves in their own communities,” Southwood said. “As leaders, it is our due diligence to keep progressing and revitalizing our neighborhoods to offer safe and comfortable housing.”