The city of Seymour and Thrive Alliance are announcing a new $1.72 million dollar project to bring affordable housing to seniors in the city’s downtown.
The Hukill Flats project will construct 12 one-bedroom apartments in the second floor of an office building on Third Street. The lower floor is currently occupied by a kidney care facility and hair salon.
Funding for the project will come from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority through the HOME Investment Partnership Program.
The project was initially proposed by Thrive Alliance Housing Services. The nonprofit organization serves as Indiana’s Agency on Aging for Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson and Jennings counties.
Mark Lindenlaub, executive director of Thrive Alliance said the agency is the general contractor and will be subcontracting a majority of the work.
Plans for the project consist of apartments clustered around a common gathering space and common laundry area.
The common gathering space will serve as a community dining area for those residents participating in the nutrition programs offered by Thrive Alliance services.
Each unit will include various features that are designed to allow people to age in place and continue to live independently in a safe, comfortable environment.