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New subdivision coming to Evansville

New subdivision coming to Evansville
Published: May. 4, 2022 at 12:22 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The space just off Highway 41 and Lynch Road in Evansville may look unremarkable, but it could soon be the site of a new subdivision called Briar Pointe.

Developers plan to take the empty space on the north side of Evansville, and turn it into over 270 residential plots spread over 160 acres of land.

They say they’re responding to demand for homes in the area.

”It’s not through the roof in Vanderburgh County but it’s a healthy demand for homes right now,” said developer John Elpers.

Developers say they’ve been working on this project for over a year.

They say the city of Evansville has been a big help through the planning process. They say the subdivision could be a big economic benefit to the city once fully developed.

”This subdivision, when fully developed out, will be over $150 million, and that’s going to be a nice feather in the hat for the city of Evansville,” said Elpers.

Developers say they won’t develop the land all at once, instead, they’ll be developing it in phases. They say they plan to start with multi-family homes and condos.

The developers say they’ve been working with a neighborhood organization that was happy to see the area developed as residential space rather than commercial, saying it will cause less of a strain on traffic.

Developer John Elpers grew up in Evansville, and says a lot has changed since he was a kid.

”I drive by areas that used to be cornfields and now we’re building homes in them, and hopefully that just keeps maintaining,” Elpers said.

The developers say if they get the approval they’re looking for Thursday, they could start work by the end of the month, and could then start building homes by the end of this year or early next year.

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