EVANSVILLE, Ind. — An Ohio-centered developer has bought house in Evansville’s NoCo district, with the intent of developing at the very least 50 units of economical housing.

The developer is MVAH Partners of West Chester, Ohio. Pete Schwiegeraht, MVAH Associates senior vice president of development, informed the Evansville Redevelopment Commission Tuesday that he’s trying to get state tax credits, which would be a major funding resource on the $12 million to $13 million job.

If the application is thriving, a groundbreaking could arise in 2022 with design having a minor more than a yr.

The developer’s order value to the town was about $500,000. The metropolis obtained the home a couple a long time in the past for $475,000, reported Kelley Coures, director of the Evansville Department of Metropolitan Advancement.

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A rendering of the affordable housing units planned by MVAH Partners in Downtown Evansville's NoCo district, between Northwest Third and Northwest Fifth streets.

The land is just south of Lloyd Expressway, amongst Northwest Third and Northwest Fourth/Fifth streets. It covers practically 1 acre. The town issued a ask for for proposals on the whole lot, but there was no viable desire right up until MVAH inquired.

Coures claimed he’s optimistic the tax credits will be awarded.

“If you can develop a project in just our Guarantee Zone boundary, you get excess details in your software for credits, which are significant in creating housing. (Schwiegeraht) designed numerous web-site visits, walked the land, and he made a decision this was a excellent spot and they could make a task there. This is the fruits of these conversations.”