It appears probable the 13-parcel area east of Apperson will be rezoned. All of the property owners have signed on to the rezoning petition, and the owner of the one existing business affected, a barber shop, plans to relocate to a commercially zoned property nearby.
Goodnight said the rezoning is a necessary first step in the application process for the tax credits and said he anticipates the prospective developer, who he declined to identify, will apply for credits by the application deadline this year.
Emily Duncan, a spokeswoman for the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, said the next round of tax credit applications are due Nov. 1, with a letter of intent to be submitted 30 days ahead of application submission.
Duncan said the applications are reviewed and the award recommendations will be taken to the February 2014 IHCDA Board of Directors meeting.
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