The Department of Metropolitan Development works every day to revitalize core neighborhoods in Evansville, effectively utilize federal grants to catalyze private investment in the community and improve lives through human services, preserve historic sites, and redevelop property to create a mooring for the market. We will be listening to neighborhoods in new ways, implementing a comprehensive asset based community development model, forging new partnerships within the local community, and looking for new ways to align investments around strategic capital improvement projects.

Mission
To encourage, stimulate and participate in community development, economic development, neighborhood stabilization and neighborhood revitalization in the City of Evansville.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Evansville applied to Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority’s (“IHCDA”) Blight Elimination Program (“BEP”).  Our application was successful. We have received a total award of $1,791,000. Working in conjunction with Evansville Brownfields Corporation, Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, JBell Properties LLC, James Bradley and Jonathan Page we intend to acquire and demolish the following residential structures:

1016 EDGAR ST

211 S BEDFORD AVE

333 TAYLOR AVE

1145 B BAYARD PARK DR

221 S GRAND AVE

502 E GUM ST

1307 W FLORIDA ST

2813 DENNISON ST

505 COVERT AVE

1309 W FLORIDA ST

2815 EGMONT ST

514 S LINWOOD AVE

1619 FLORENCE ST

2816 W VIRGINIA ST

606 608 N FOURTH AVE

1709 JUDSON ST

2819 DENNISON ST

608 BAKER AVE

1717 S MORTON AVE

2824 DENNISON ST

618 E ILLINOIS ST

1718 S GARVIN ST

2833 DENNISON ST

705 SWEETSER AVE

1732 S GARVIN ST

2837 EGMONT ST

708 TAYLOR AVE

1911 S FARES AVE

305 E FLORIDA ST

901 W MARYLAND ST

 The goal of the Blight Elimination Program is to reduce the number of blighted and abandoned homes in our community and neighborhoods. We believe the acquisition and demolition of these structures will stabilize neighborhood property values, prevent avoidable foreclosures, and assist us in our efforts to keep our community and neighborhoods safe.

 We invite you to attend a public hearing at 5:30 pm, Monday, August 31, 2015 in Room 301 of the Civic Center Complex at 1 NW MLK Jr Blvd, Evansville, Indiana to discuss the positive impact this program will have on our community. 

 If you have questions about a specific property listed in this Notice, please contact Ron Beane at 812-436-7885. If you have questions about the Blight Elimination Program, please feel free to visit http://www.877GetHope.org/blight or email feedback@ihcda.in.gov

 

 

2015-2019 Draft City of Evansville DMD Consolidated Plan
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan Draft
Analysis of Impediments
2015-19 Market Study
Citizen's Participation Plan 
2015 CDBG ESG HOME Allocations
Also see Destination Home:  Evansville-Vanderburgh Plan to End Homelessness  http://destination-home.info/

Redevelopment
Provides staff support assisting the Evansville Redevelopment Commission in the coordination and execution of redevelopment or economic development activities. See this link for active CITY districts: http://www.vanderburghassessor.org/map/default.html

Historic Preservation Service
Provides services to develop and expand preservation activities through public awareness and education; conducts Section 106 reviews and National Register nominations.
Historic Preservation Guideline Amendment link

Neighborhood Stablization Program (NSP) 
NSP1 funds have been amended to add another option to the activities listed for use and beneficiaries of homes rehabbed, reconstructed, and new constructed, in the City of Evansville.
NSP Amendment


City of Evansville's Commercial Façade Grant (CFG)

The City of Evansville’s Commercial Façade Grant (CFG) Program is aimed at revitalizing existing buildings by providing façade grants to businesses and property owners within the eligible census tracts.  Local businesses and local property owners are the focus of this grant program; however, the program does not require the owners to be local or the businesses to be unique to Evansville.  The census tracts were chosen for this program because of their previously identified challenges for development due to obsolescence, age, building deterioration, and other factors.  These areas are also central to and serve many of the city’s older, traditional residential neighborhoods.  This program was created and will be administered by the Department of Metropolitan Development.  The Commercial Façade Grant Program will provide grant funds on a 1:1 ratio (50%) matching basis. The program will accept applications one time per year, from March 15th to April 15th.   Preliminary grant awardees will be announced on or around June 1st 2014.

2014 Evansville Facade Grant Application

2014 Evansville Facade Grant Instructions

2014 Evansville Facade Grant Guidelines

2014 Evansville Facade Grant FAQ

 

Last updated: 7/28/2015 4:50:02 PM
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