146 State St.

Elkhart Truth photo / Rasmus S. Jorgensen 

Lacasa has proposed building three new duplexes and restoring this building on State Street near downtown Elkhart. 

ELKHART — A not-for-profit development corporation wants to build new homes in the historic State and Division street neighborhood near downtown in an effort to ensure that new housing in the city is not just high-end.

Lacasa Inc. has proposed creating eight new homes by constructing three new duplexes on State Street and turning one existing building into a duplex. The homes will be designated for families that are at or below 60 percent of the Elkhart County median household income of about $52,000 a year.

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Joe King

I hope they keep whatever they build in character with the older homes and historic neighborhood. I also hope they don't turn it into a converted apartment like what you see on Franklin and from the other landlords (aka Slumlords) like Henke and others.... I wish the council would keep a registry and a fee for all the landlords (aka slumlords) on file like Goshen does....the city needs to have a record of them and inspect to make sure they are habitable and looks good. Driving down Franklin and the surrounding streets are horrendous.

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