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Elkhart Common Council takes steps to increase housing in the city

City of Elkhart
City of Elkhart

The Elkhart Common Council took steps to increase housing in the city on Monday.

The council voted 9 to 0 to rezone two former manufacturing sites on Sterling Avenue and South Main Street to allow developers to develop the sites into residential properties.

“Housing, increasing housing, remains a critical goal of this administration,” Mayor Rod Roberson said in a press release. “Our robust job market is driving a demand for housing within the city.”

Roberson noted that 60% of real estate searches for homes in Elkhart come from outside of the city, meaning people want to live in Elkhart.

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