Wagon Works open to community

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A grand opening was held Friday for the new Wagon Works Apartments in Huntingburg.


HUNTINGBURG — Six years ago today, Huntingburg was named a Stellar Community.

A grand opening was held today for one of the final products of the designation — Wagon Works Apartments.

The almost $8 million, 56-unit complex is at the corner of Fifth and Washington streets, the former Wagon Works factory site.

“This is a landmark for our community,” Mayor Denny Spinner said today. “It will be a place for people to come into our community and get their career started, or to downsize and make a comfortable move into a different type of housing and stay connected to the community.”

The complex has small and large studio apartments, small and large one-bedroom apartments, and two-bedroom apartments. A community building sits east of the apartment buildings.

Wagon Works Apartments was developed through a partnership between Tri-Cap and Paragus. The project is utilizing tax-credit funding from the state as a Stellar Communities project, as well as economic development funding from the city.

J. Jacob Sipe, executive director of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, said he is happy to see the community embrace the new housing.

“This is right in the heart of Huntingburg,” he said. “Folks who are going to live here will have access to the amenities Huntingburg has to offer: the parks, businesses, the library. That makes our communities successful.”

Rent is set for $350 for a small studio apartment, $449 for a large studio, $549 for a small one-bedroom, $569 for a large one-bedroom and $599 for a two-bedroom. Rules stipulate that up to four people can live in a two-bedroom apartment, and up to two can live in the other apartment styles. There are also income guidelines for living at the complex.

Applications are being accepted for apartments. For information, call 812-684-9800 or visit wagon-works.weebly.com/.

“Six years ago, this was a thought,” Spinner said today. “Today, it’s a reality.”

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