SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — New homes are being built in the city of Sullivan, and on Wednesday, officials got the community up to speed on the development they’ll see.

The Sullivan mayor was joined by housing developers to share projects happening around the city.

The city had acquired lots with blighted properties, demolished them, and then cleaned them up. That paved the way for private developers like Bricks & Gables Incorporated to come in and build new homes.

“Through this project, we just started our first three homes here on Broad and State Street that are for sale and we anticipate at least another ten to 12 homes, minimum,” said Troy Stanton, president and owner of Bricks & Gables, Inc.

Mayor Cint Lamb said the leg work by the city helped the process and was work that needed to be done anyway.

“If the city would just sit on these lots, it’s going to cost us. It’s going to be on the tax rolls. We’d be mowing, we’d be breaking weed eaters. We’d be sending manpower out there, gasoline, you name it. It costs the city,” said Lamb.

The mayor said another project includes 20 to 25 lots that will go to Radiant Communities for development in the winter.