Construction Begins on New Single Family Homes

Construction has begun on the new homes along New York Avenue. The Redevelopment Commission will be building two new single family homes at 1933 New York Ave. (Lot 2) and 1945 New York Ave. (Lot 6). These two homes are the first of five to be built along New York Ave. These two homes will be three bedroom/three bath with a 22 x 24 garage and landscaping. The commission has priced the homes at $177,500. The home has been purposely priced below its appraised value; and the owner can apply for three year tax abatement. Coincidental to this construction, New York Avenue is to be reconstructed from Fischrupp Avenue through 121st Street this summer. This is a good starter home or an opportunity to downsize from a larger home to a more reasonable new home with fewer maintenance issues. Whatever the needs may be, the commission is willing to work with future buyers with various plans. These homes can be purchased upon completion or purchased during construction. The remaining three starts also can be purchased in the same way or through arrangements with the builder to build as a home of their own design subject to commission approval. If you are interested in looking at the plans, you can come to City Hall and see Bob Kark, or call the builder directly, Hennessey Homes 219 663 2960. If you have any questions call Bob Kark at 219 659 7700. Bob Kark Director of Economic Development City of Whiting