Indiana Central News
Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
The Terre Haute City Council met tonight during the Sunshine meeting to discuss items on next week's regular session agenda, including funds toward blight elimination and rezoning of several properties.
Plans for a proposed multi-million-dollar apartment complex on the city's east side is one of the biggest items up for further discussion next week.
Representing Gibson Development LLC, attorney Jeff Lind informed the council that his client hopes to sell 15-acres of property on Margaret Drive, if the property is rezoned and the purchaser satisfied for the proposed construction of a $28 million luxury apartment complex.
The building designs will resemble a complex recenly built on S.R. 46, near Wal-Mart. A Meijer store opened in the location last summer. The new apartment complex will offer more than 230 units.
Council President Todd Nation asked Lind if the plans for the construction project include sidewalks. Lind replied there are not plans for sidewalks, however a dog park is included in the current plan.
Union Hospital also has hopes for additional growth at its location on the north side, according to attorney Curt Wilkinson. In fact, a new kidney dialysis center is planned for 10 of the 27 lots once the requested rezoning is approved. Future development will likely follow on the remaining lots, he said.
"The properties are all vacant, with the exception of one building," he said, adding, "The hospital is asking this to be rezoned to C3 -- the entire block, so that it's consistent with the area of the hospital."
Much anticipated demolition of blighted properties around the city could also become a reality soon.
Dean Branson, real estate administrator for the city redevelopment department, explained to the council that a requested appropriation for $7,110 is one of many he hopes the council will consider in the next few months. He said the money allows more demolition of vacant homes in the city.
The council will take action on the following items next week, on Thurs, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at City Hall:
See update story from regular council meeting
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