Near ready, Stork Place builds waiting list

By CANDY NEAL
Herald Staff Writer

HUNTINGBURG — People interested in residing at Stork Place may now put their names on Tri-Cap’s waiting list.

Meanwhile, renovations on the senior-living facility, in the former Core of Huntingburg building at Fourth and Van Buren streets, are just about complete. Scott Burgess, executive director of Tri-Cap, expects work to be finished by late November or early December.

“It’s mostly internal work that needs to be finished — appliances, carpeting,” Burgess said Monday afternoon. “We have some work to finish on the parking lot and some landscape work. It’s all gone fairly well and according to plan.”

Tri-Cap has been updating the building using a $4.5 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant. Once completed, the building will have 17 two-bedroom apartments on three floors. A community room, storage space for each renter and a leasing office will be in the basement.

Tri-Cap named the residence Stork Place in honor of the late Dr. Harvey Stork, who started a hospital at the corner in the 1930s.

People interested in living at Stork Place may call Tri-Cap at 482-2233. The primary tenant must be at least 55 years old. There are also annual income limits the residents cannot exceed — $36,050 for a single person and $41,200 for a couple. No deposits are required to be on the list.

“You’re not committing to leasing when you put your name on the list,” Burgess said. “You’re asking to be considered, that’s all. It’s more of an inquiry.”

About 10 names are on the list so far, he said. Tri-Cap hopes to hire a property management company in the next couple of weeks; that company will screen potential residents when the time comes for that, Burgess said.

Tri-Cap plans to have an open house for Stork Place during the Huntingburg Stroll, more than likely on Saturday, Nov. 13, Burgess said. Details will be publicized when they are confirmed, he said.

Contact Candy Neal at cneal@dcherald.com.




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