June 28, 2011
Carson to HELP BREAK GROUND on downtown HOUSING development
Indianapolis Housing Agency, local officials to highlight $30 million project
INDIANAPOLIS – Congressman André Carson will join the Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA) and local officials to break ground Wednesday on a $30 million project that will revitalize Lugar Tower in downtown Indianapolis and build a brand new mixed-use, mixed-income development at the tower’s base.
The renovations are part of IHA’s $123 million campaign to improve local affordable housing communities across the city.
Lugar Tower, a 15-story apartment building housing more than 200 low-income elderly and disabled residents, has seen little investment since its construction in 1974. IHA officials will outline the overhaul plans for the tower, as well as kick-off the construction of a new $15 million, 74-unit apartment development being built just west of the tower.
WHO: Congressman André Carson
Rufus “Bud” Myers, IHA Executive Director
Olgen Williams, City of Indianapolis Deputy Mayor
WHAT: Ground breaking
WHEN: Wednesday, June 29
WHERE: 901 Fort Wayne Avenue
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