In early September, 2014, after months of discussions, Building Commissioner David Brewer determined that the vacant, unsafe structure that was at 922 Culbertson Avenue should be demolished. The building was located at the corner of 922 Culbertson Avenue and East 10th Street, across from S. Ellen Jones Elementary School.
As part of the second phase of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), building permits were issued to the Weber Group on Tuesday for two in-fill houses that will go on the location of the 922 lot. The homes are single-family dwellings that will have a modern interior with a neighborhood-appropriate exterior. The Weber Group was also an approved contractor from phase 1 of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
Across the street from the 922 lot, four additional 2nd phase NSP homes are being built on those vacant lots, making a total of six new homes being built along the block.
Dave Morton and Mary Haisten are residents at 601 E. 10th, right around the corner from the property. “Mary and I are both extremely pleased to see the old, vacant structure torn down. Having these new houses built in the 922 lot, as well as the four across the street, is bound to improve the neighborhood.”
“These six new homes will be welcome additions for the Culbertson neighborhood. This new construction will serve both to stabilize and to improve the neighborhood, while advancing neighborhood revitalization efforts in historic New Albany,” stated Mayor Jeff Gahan.