Super Bowl Legacy Project Moves Forward
The Super Bowl Legacy Project is taking shape on the near eastside of Indianapolis.
The charitable arm of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors is using $500,000 to help renovate 30 vacant homes and build two new houses.
Project and community leaders Tuesday gathered at one of those homes on N. Tacoma Ave. to view progress.
MIBOR CEO Steve Sullivan says the time timing is right to improve the appearance of the St. Clair Place neighborhood.
"We seriously want to make an impact," Sullivan said. "It's coincidental with the Super Bowl, but you've got to maximize that hype."
It's an area where 40 percent of the homes are either abandoned or vacant.
Once finished, the duplex being gutted and rehabbed on Tacoma Ave. will become home to two homeless families. The first family is expected to move into the residence later this fall.
Organizers of the legacy project, led by the Boner Community Center and the Super Bowl Host Committee, hope the investment leads to a multimillion-dollar gentrification of the surrounding area.
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