A Clay County developer is proposing an apartment complex in place of a long-vacant hotel in Goshen. The Elkhart Truth reports a review committee connected to the city’s redevelopment commission has recommended Emmert Group Properties LLC’s plans for 100 units at the old Goshen Inn property.
The proposal was selected by the committee over four others.
The first phase would cost an estimated $7.5 million. A potential second phase, which has not yet been completely detailed, would involve another 62 units. If approved, the project could begin early next year. The Truth reports the run-down structure could begin to be taken down by the end of the year.
The hotel has been vacant for years. It’s one-time owner, Ken Patel, was murdered by a hired hand in 2011 during attempted renovations.