Eric Kelly at Muncie Free Press - Delaware County Indiana | News and Information
By Rick Yencer
MUNCIE, In - A new public housing project using an old labor hall in south Muncie is being proposed by the Muncie Housing Authority.
Millennium West is the name of the $6 million venture, using federal tax credits and the old United Auto Workers labor hall at 1125 S. Walnut St.
Guillermo Rodriquez, MHA chief executive officer, detailed plans Tuesday following an update of 2013 projects to the housing board of commissioners. Another project is to transform the old Garfield School at 1600 S. Madison St. into a community center.
A year ago, the housing authority initiated plans for another Millennium project similar to the neighborhood built along South Madison that replaced the former Munsyana Homes.
The labor hall, owned by a limited liability corporation with the initials IML, would be an anchor and more housing would be built on vacant lots around the site. Rodriquez said 64 apartments were proposed and it would likely be run by a private developer.