TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – An $11 million housing project is moving along in Terre Haute. The Warren Village site might mean more than homes; it also could open a new area for economic development.
Years ago the Warren School’s halls buzzed with studies, but this year the buzzing is a little more literal; in the way of construction workers rebuilding the Warren School Building.
“(It will be) a housing complex that will be for low income, senior citizens and special needs individuals in our community,” Terre Haute City Councilman Norm Loudermilk said.
Almost two years ago we met councilman Loudermilk in front of the Warren School. Back then the new walls and windows were just markings on a piece of paper; the plans for a bright future.
However, some time after that it was announced that the low income housing building, the Deming Center, would be closed for good in the near future.
It was a move which only expedited the need for the Warren Village Project.
“What will happen with that building is that the residents of Deming Center will be transferred to this (new) facility,” Loudermilk explained.
That’s where Loudermilk and the city council see the new project as a boost for the 4th Avenue neighborhood.
The influx of residents in need of services could attract businesses.
“When you add that many units in that neighborhood and you increase that population, we’re going to have to probably have (to add): restaurants, stores, or any number of shops in that area,”
the councilman continued.
While the project it self keeps construction crews buzzing, that may only be the tip of the ice berg for activity on this street.
That’s exactly what the city hopes.