It is official! On Wednesday, October 18, Culver Town Manager, Jonathan Leist received a phone call from Lt. Governor Susan Crouch congratulating him and the community of Culver for earning the 2017 Stellar Communities Designation for division 2.
Check out our video on what makes Culver a Stellar Town Year Round Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSVYjiOFWZ0
Culver Stellar Communities Housing Application Awarded Funding for “The Paddocks”
The Town of Culver is pleased to announce that the town supported application for the Paddocks has been awarded Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority tax credit funding. This is the next step in Culver’s ongoing effort to support local employers by increasing housing options and ensuring their employees can live and work in Culver.
The application was submitted by local developer Kevin Berger, owner of Easterday Construction in Culver, with support from the Culver Town Council. The housing development will include a total of 48 new units of workforce housing. Included in the mix of units will be 36 three-bedroom units, and 12 two-bedroom units. The Paddocks will be constructed on Cavalier Drive, across the street and neighboring the new apartment building currently under construction, Sand Hill Farm. The Paddocks will feature a split of townhomes and apartments, with the townhomes being entered into a rent to own program for qualifying residents. These units will require income based rents as established by the office of Housing and Urban Development.
Additional information, including site plans, can be found here: The Paddocks Site Info
Updated Paddocks Construction Pictures: Visit the developer’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/SandHillCulver/ for up to date pictures.
Construction is substantially completed and the building is open to the public under COVID-19 guidelines. A ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the project will be scheduled for summer of 2020.
Proposed Route Update (October 2019)
Detailed closeups of the trail route section by section are available here: Lake Max Trails Phase 2 Exhibit-reduced .
If you have any questions about the trail, please contact Jonathan Leist, town manager at 842-3140. A larger image is available here: Lake Max Trail Project Location.
A preliminary design is complete for the State Road 10 sidewalk project, which is currently scheduled for construction in summer of 2021.
Worth noting is that during the planning phase, INDOT staff have agreed to the town’s request to lower the speed limit from 45 mph to 35 mph on a portion of SR 10, and will allow for the removal of acceleration and deceleration lanes on the south side of the road to facilitate sidewalk construction.
Stage 1 Plans are available for viewing here:
A more viewer friendly version of the plans is available here:
Our latest newsletter is available here: July 2020 Stellar Newsletter
Previous newsletters: April 2020 Stellar Newsletter; December 2019 Stellar Newsletter; August 2019 Stellar Newsletter, April 2019 Stellar Newsletter, January 2019 Stellar Newsletter, October 2018 Stellar Newsletter; 2018.04 Stellar Newsletter; 2018.01 Stellar Newsletter
Launched in Indiana in 2011, the Stellar Communities Designation Program is a multi-agency partnership designed to recognize Indiana’s smaller communities that have identified comprehensive community and economic development projects and activities as well as next steps and key partnerships.
Through annual designation the Stellar Communities Designation Program provides resources for transformative quality of place community improvements by:
- Utilizing previous planning efforts
- Leveraging existing assets
- Fostering regional investments
- Stimulating continued growth for long-term relevance
Culver has prospered through this Program’s implementation. Click here to learn more about Indiana’s Stellar Program.
Stellar Timelines and Project Updates
The Stellar Communities Designation lasts for four years, and we anticipate completing all of our Stellar projects (Beach Lodge Renovation, Lake Maxinkuckee Trail, Cavalier Park, Lake Maxinkuckee Programming, West Jefferson Street Gateway, Sand Hill Farms Housing Phase II, and SR 10 Sidewalks) during that four year period.
The timeline for construction of these projects is still fluid, but it is anticipated that INDOT funded projects (Lake Maxinkuckee Trail, West Jefferson Street Gateway, and SR 10 Sidewalks) will begin construction in the summer or fall of 2021.
OCRA funded projects (Beach Lodge and Cavalier Park) are currently underway and are expected to be substantially complete by March 31, 2020.
Stellar Communities Committee meetings are now called on as a needed basis, with individual project meetings occurring regularly.
Find out more about why we want to be a “Stellar Town Year Round” here in Culver! Regular updates on our Stellar Communities program can be found on the following pages: