5 Developments Making Goshen A New Urban Hub
“Wow, I had no idea Goshen was so … ” they start, and you know what’s coming. “ … cool.”
Of course, Goshen has always been cool. Even without the artisan shops and farm-to-table restaurants, Goshen’s real charm has always really resided in the soul of its population. People here are uncommonly willing to be kind to their neighbors, help those who need it, and create innovate ways to improve the general standard of living for all.
As word of our city’s “coolness” has spread over the years, more and more people are looking to visit and move to Goshen. The surge in interest has attracted developers too. Goshen is on track to add at least six new residential and commercial developments within the year. The residential projects range in size and value, providing housing for people of all socioeconomic levels and interests. As far as the commercial developments, you can also look forward to a few hip, new hotels where visitors can vacation or –– why not? –– residents can stay-cation.
Here’s what’s going
down up in Goshen.
The Artist’s Haven
Sound like a dream come true, but worried it would be too expensive? The Hawks has you covered. Following affordable housing guidelines, The Hawks only accepts applicants who qualify in a certain income bracket. (To see if you qualify, follow this link.)
Home to graphic designers, dance instructors, musicians, chefs, painters, actors, potters, photographers, and –– deep breath! –– business owners, each of The Hawks’ 35 loft apartments contain both a living area and workspace. Residents can also use the hallways as gallery space to display and sell their artwork.
The Intentional Community
Located on the north end of the Millrace Trail, the Millrace Cohousing Neighborhood is currently under construction. The project was spearheaded by Goshen resident Mary Ellen Meyer who, in her early 80s, partnered with local developer Richard Miller to bring her plans to life. Though the planning and negotiating process took nearly five years, the 14-unit complex began construction in the fall of 2016.
As of September 2016, 10 of the 14 units had already been claimed. That month, Richard, Mary Ellen and her husband Al, and the other co-housers gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony complete with tea, cookies, and plenty of camaraderie. Soon, they’ll be gathering again on a regular basis. Only then, in the comfort of their own shared common house.
The Downtown Digs
“Part of our goal is to provide housing for people who want to live near downtown,” said Brad Hunsberger, Vice President of Real Estate Development at LaCasa Inc. “We keep hearing stories about people wanting to move to downtown because they’ve heard such good things about it, but can’t find a place to live.”
The apartments will provide high-quality yet affordable urban housing to singles and couples looking to live closer to downtown. Sound like a good deal to you? Keep your eyes peeled for “For Rent” signs. The first apartment is set to be available for rent as early as April, with other units going on the market within the year.
The Luxury Lofts
“We want the cities where we build to be proud of our buildings,” said Emmert. “We want our tenants to be proud of their homes.”
Emmert also added that Goshen’s thriving downtown compelled him to jump on the development prospect.
“Goshen’s downtown area is just wonderful,” said Emmert. “The trail system is awesome, and Fidler Park is very nice. I think the whole town is wonderful.”
Fidler Cove will feature 17 two-story buildings with approximately 160 market-rate apartments, each with one to three bedrooms. Interiors will have nine-foot ceilings, granite counter tops, and tiled bathroom floors. Residents will have private garages and access to a community fitness room, meeting rooms, an outdoor gathering area with a grill and fireplace, and a dog park.
Think this living situation sounds pretty ideal? You won’t have to wait long. Tenants could start leasing apartments as early as winter of 2017.
The Traveler’s Paradise
With construction breaking ground in mid-March of this year, the hotel is set to open by the end of the year if not before.
Good of Goshen Photography • Ashley Ganger
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