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Rising Sun Redevelopment Commission Seeks Developer For Vacant Lots

Posted On January 19, 2018

Press release from the City of Rising Sun’s Redevelopment Commission

(Rising Sun, Ind.) – The City of Rising Sun’s Redevelopment Commission (RSRC) is seeking a creative, skilled, and qualified developer to assist in the city’s goal of eliminating blighted properties and replacing them with residential, commercial or mixed-use space that will breathe new life into the city’s downtown.

Rising Sun has long been known for its beautiful landscape, historic buildings, and breathtaking views of the Ohio River. RSRC has purchased various properties through the state and federal government’s Blight Elimination Program (BEP) and is in the process of transforming said properties into new development.

Specifically, RSRC has plans to develop two (2) parcels of land located at 127 S. Poplar Streets and 116 Second Street in downtown Rising Sun. These are adjoining lots, and the RSRC would like to see the lots developed together with a cohesive theme.

Submissions may be for residential, commercial, or a mixed-use purpose. The use of traditional building materials is encouraged and submissions should take into account the historic nature of Downtown Rising Sun.

The RSRC has information available on this project, including, an offer sheet and request for proposals. This information can be obtained from the RSRC at 200 N. Walnut Street, Rising Sun, Indiana or by contacting either gary.kinnett@gmail.com or Peter Johns at pjohnslaw@gmail.com.