“I just want it to be right,” Pryor said. “You just can’t hide from the truth at the end of the day.”
The square isn't the only gig in town.
The housing project, a partnership between MVAH Partners and Boonville Now, is well under way. The development is being funded by the sale of housing tax credits awarded by the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA), IHCDA’s Development Fund and an AHP grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis.
The apartments between Locust and Main streets is seeing concrete and frame work. The townhomes on Ninth Street are obviously recognizable. There are homes being built all over the city, as well.
Boonville Homes will serve families who desire high-quality, affordable rental housing. The 44-unit community will include a mix of one- and two-bedroom garden apartment homes, two- and three-bedroom townhomes and four-bedroom single-family homes complete with energy-efficient features and a multitude of amenities normally found in luxury communities. However, rents will be set at affordable rates.
For more information on the development of Boonville Homes, or other MVAH Partner communities, please email us at Boonville.firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit MVAHPartners.com.
Traffic is flowing a little differently around the Boonville square.
Chris Coffey with Midwest Engineering said that the traffic pattern coming into the square on Locust is the same, just shifted to the right. There is no longer parking available on either side of Locust. The right turn/straight lane at Locust and Second streets is now in the lane that was dedicated to parking for the Post Office, the 1901 Emporium and Vapor Bank. The former right turn/straight lane is now the left turn/straight lane. While that sounds confusing, it's really just shifted over a lane.
"We're shifting over," Coffey said. "There used to be parking along (the south) side, where the Post Office is. We're trying to shift over and eliminate (parking) over here (on the north side of Locust) so when we start working over here, we'll have that available."
In the intersection of Locust and Second streets, the two lanes jog left, making the middle lane a straight/right turn lane onto Third Street. The left lane remains a straight/left turn lane.
"It's just a matter of shifting them over and shifting them back," Coffey said. "We've got two open lanes and depending on whether you're going to be turning right or left, you can. Basically, lanes shift over and shift back. It does sound simple, but it's very confusing for people who are looking at it for the first time and for people who have driven that way for the last 20 years."
Eventually, the square will be all one-way. Coffee said in the meantime, he will be installing more signage and additional barrels to help motorists navigate the area.
"This is the pattern we're going to have until this project is pretty much complete," he said. "It will be here for awhile, probably until October."
The latest issue of Boonville View is out and available - free of charge - at many locations throughout the area and on our website boonvilleview.com
Thousands of readers are already enjoying the magazine and over 30 of our business partners are reaping the benefits that come with advertising in a quality publication while at the same time investing in the progress of Boonville.
As an advocate for our great community, Boonville View Magazine provides
comprehensive coverage of coming events,
features on local people and businesses, stories about our incredible history, great photos - both new and historical - and much more.
We would be happy to hear your suggestions for story and photo ideas, as well as your input on all thing Boonville.
To advertise, call us at 812-897-6607 or email email@example.com
We hope to be hearing from you soon!
Locally owned and produced by long time residents featuring articles exclusively for local business and people with information on upcoming events for our community.
Look for it at all advertiser locations, grocery stores, Warrick County Museum, Warrick County senior citizens and Boonville City Hall.
If you have events or suggestions for articles, please let us know. Please call or email you suggestions!
Gary Neal firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily May Emily@boonvilleview.com
Debi Neal email@example.com