Construction to begin on affordable housing project in Bloomington

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Switchyard Park in Bloomington / Courtesy of Bloomington Parks Department

South Central Indiana Housing Opportunities (SCIHO) and city officials have broken  ground on the $1.4 million first phase of an affordable housing development in Bloomington.

Called Switchyard Park Apartments, the project at 1901 S. Rogers St. will offer 16 affordable one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments near the new Switchyard Park in the Monroe County city, according to Inside Indiana Business.

SCIHO plans to complete the project in two phases of eight units each. The nonprofit worked with Springpoint Architects to develop a preliminary site plan for the project, with a community room, laundry, parking, and a courtyard with a community garden between the East and West buildings.

“With 100 percent affordable units, rents for the proposed project will be targeted for low-income households, ranging from $550-$650 for one-bedroom units to $655-$850 for the 2-bedroom apartments. However, truly affordable housing is not only about cost—it is also about location and proximity to amenities. Simply put, this site is an outstanding location. Not only does it share a backyard with Switchyard Park, which will soon be the newest gem of among our city’s parks, but it is in a walkable location on a bus line and near the B-line Trail, with easy access to employment, groceries, educational resources, and more,” SCIHO said in a statement.

Construction is expected to compete in December this year.

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