Commonweath Development Buys IN Site for Affordable Housing Project

Commonwealth Development Corporation of America has acquired about 5.7 acres in Muncie, Ind., for an unspecified price, on which it plans to develop 35 units of affordable housing. The property will be known as Fourteen91 Lofts. The site has frontage along 8th St., extending from its intersection with South Elliot St. Fon du Lac, Wis.-based Commonwealth, a part of affordable housing specialist The Commonwealth Cos., is planning to construct three buildings on the site: two with 12 housing units and the other with 11 units. The seller of the site, a former Chevy plant, was Racer Trust (Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Trust). The unusual organization was created to clean up and position for redevelopment properties and other facilities owned by General Motors Corp. before its 2009 bankruptcy. Racer is thus one of the largest holders of industrial property in the United States and is the largest environmental response and remediation trust in U.S. history. When the trust was formed, it owned properties at 89 locations in 14 states, principally in the Midwest and Northeast.


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