Historic Whitlock Place Set to Break Ground

Historic Whitlock renderingCrawfordsville, IN – Flaherty & Collins Properties announced today the ground breaking of Historic Whitlock Place, to be held on Monday, June 8th at 5pm at 306 Binford Street in downtown Crawfordsville. Historic Whitlock Place is an adaptive reuse development that will create 56 apartment homes in the historic Culver Union Hospital in downtown Crawfordsville.

Historic Whitlock Place will consist of studio, one and two bedroom apartments. Nearly every unit will be an individual, unique design, and will feature Energy Star windows and appliances to achieve the Silver level of National Green Building Standards for energy efficiency.

Historic detailing within the building will be retained through construction, such as bullnose plaster corners, terrazzo floors, unique wood-frame windows, and painted stencil detailing in the hallways. Community Activity areas include a community atrium, a community room with a TV, a computer room with free internet access, and an exercise room with equipment. The exterior will also be landscaped with trees, shrubs and garden seating. Paved parking will also be provided on-site.

“We are excited to officially announce the start of construction – we understand this has been a long time coming and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of Culver’s transformation,” says Julie Collier, a Developer for Flaherty & Collins Properties. “We are looking forward to the end result and the positive impact it will have on the neighborhood and the greater community.”

Crawfordsville, consistently rated in the Top 100 Best Small Towns in America, is looking forward to this residential project in downtown that will serve seniors and families in need of quality housing. A historical rich community, Crawfordsville features cultural trail links, parks and many other forms of recreation.

“Identifying an appropriate adaptive reuse for the former Culver Hospital has been a top priority and I am confident Historic Whitlock Place will fit nicely with our efforts to create a more livable community,” said Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton.

The project is a collaborative effort between Sustainable Solutions, Vision Communities, Flaherty & Collins, the City of Crawfordsville, Palma Architects, and McKinley Development.

Historic Whitlock Place is funded by the National Equity Fund, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. Merchants Bank of Indiana will be the construction bridge lender for the development.