TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Construction is underway on Terre Haute’s southeast side. This comes months after a developer first proposed a project for the corner of 29th and Hulman.
Terre Haute City Council voted down a rezoning request, which put a stop to plans for sixteen two and three bedroom duplexes. A development that neighbors petitioned against.
“They didn’t look at the big picture. I mean we were going to build something nice here. We weren’t going to make it some junky apartments. We take care of our property,” said Mike Pick, the Developer.
Construction has begun on 23 single-family homes. The rental properties will span the five-acre plot of land. Pick does not need the land rezoned in order to do this.
“They will be three bedroom and four bedroom. They start out anywhere between $1,300-$1,500 a month. The first three are already rented.”
Pick said it’s been a long road to get here, but he’s excited to be bringing much needed housing to the area. “New businesses come to town, and they have to live somewhere, and they like nice places so they’re renting.”
Construction will require three separate phases, which are expected to be complete by 2019.