Three companies seeking tax credits for affordable housing

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Three companies are hoping to build affordable housing complexes in Columbus using state tax credits. Two will be before the City Council Tuesday night asking for the areas of their development to be designated as economic revitalization areas, a necessary step to receiving the state aid. Robin Hilber, with the city’s community development department, explains that RealAmerica LLC is looking to redevelop a vacant former nursery site at Midway and 25th Street into an affordable senior housing center, as one of the three projects. She says the city considers that a prime spot for development into a housing complex. 10-03-robin-hilber-1 The other two projects seeking the tax credits are Bartholomews at Sycamore, which is planning a housing complex at the former St. Bartholomew Catholic Church site on Seventh Street, and Gateway Apartments, which is planning an affordable housing project at 14th and Michigan. The 14th and Michigan area has already been designated for a revitalization area, Hilber said. Hilber said the tax credits are in demand around the state and Columbus... ...

Friday keynote reflects on architecture and its use

Oct 3, 2016 121

Exhibit Columbus spent Friday and Saturday celebrating the city’s design, architecture and arts with the “Foundations and Futures,” symposium. The celebrations included a Friday night keynote address at the Commons where decision-makers met on stage with the architects who had been charged with carrying out the client’s vision. A nearly standing room only crowd filled the upstairs of the Commons to hear the discussions. Lynne Maguire was part of the team that determined that Columbus Regional Hospital needed a facelift in the mid-to-late 80s. 10-03-architecture-1 Maguire was joined by architect Robert A.M. Stern and hospital president and CEO, Jim Bickel. Stern talked about the task he faced. 10-03-architecture-2. Other discussions on Friday night were centered around Mill Race Park and the Hope Branch of the Bartholomew County Library.  Beth Booth Poor, was the head of the Bartholomew County Public Library when the Hope branch of the library was being designed by architect Deborah Berke. 10-03-architecture-3 Berke talked about the issues surrounding the space, on the Hope Town Square, along with her... ...

Seymour overdose leads to neglect charges

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Seymour police saved a man from an apparent overdose early Saturday morning and now he is facing charges including neglect of a dependent. According to the police department reports, officers were called to the Travel Lodge hotel after a girl reported a possible overdose at about 1:25 a.m. Officers found 45-year-old Seymour resident David Kriete not breathing and unresponsive. Officers used three doses of Narcan to revive Kriete. He was first taken to Schneck Medical Center for treatment and he is facing preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent, possession of a hypodermic needle, and maintaining a common nuisance. ...