DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) – Forty-four new apartments are being built in Delphi as part of the city’s Stellar Community grant.
Two buildings downtown will be transformed into 16 new apartments bringing new life to the heart of Delphi. Delphi Mayor Randy Strasser said it’s a project that has been in the works for years and now with the help of Stellar Community grants it’s coming to life.
“It fills the need for revitalization of the building and historic preservation of those buildings, but it also brings a component of housing that we need here as well,” Strasser said.
The $7 million project is funded through grants, private donations and tax credits.
Keller Development is behind the design and construction of the new one and two bedroom apartments.
“The buildings downtown will look similar downtown to what they looked like before they were boarded up, so they will be brick and the windows out front will be similar to what they were when they were in their prime,” Keller Development’s Dawn Gallaway said.
In addition to the 16 apartments downtown, 28 new apartments will be built on ground currently owned by Carroll White REMC.
“Down on Market Street just a few blocks away, we are going to do a new construction building,” Gallaway said. “It will be all one building and it will have 28 apartments in that building.”
Area IV Development will manage the apartments. President Elva James said the homes will be open to people of all ages and offered at a competitive rate.
“Suitable housing for persons that have income but not enough to pay the going rate for rent,” said James. “The idea is that this gives them a lift up as far as housing needs and then with other services through Area IV’s community action programs that can help them further.”
Crews may begin construction as early as this fall on the 44 new apartments.