ECHO Housing Corp. will break ground Wednesday morning on a project to revitalize a hard-hit neighborhood in Evansville. When complete, Garfield Commons will include a 47-unit multi-family complex and three single-family homes within the Jacobsville neighborhood.
The $8 million project is being done through the work of numerous people and community organizations. The city says Garfield Commons will showcase the redevelopment of a brownfield property and will serve as a solution for a crime hotspot and an anchor for continued improvements in the area.
Garfield Commons is being built to LEED Platinum standards. The city says the project is being underwritten through tax credits from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, totaling more than $815,000 awarded last year, as well as funding from the city itself and other partners.
The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.