Pictured, from left, are City Planner Jeremy Skinner, Councilmember Mike Klondaris, Clerk-Treasurer Lynne Christiansen, Mayor Joseph Thallemer, Councilmember Diane Quance, Councilmember Jeffery Frush, Board of Works member George Clemens, Assistant City Planner Justin Taylor and Councilmember and Board of Works member Jeff Grose.

WARSAW — During the Warsaw Board of Works meeting held this morning, Jan. 18, the city accepted a $1,615,000 check from the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority for the Buffalo Street project.

“The city has essentially met their obligations for their (NIRDA) requirements and I was given a check for $1,615,000 to safely transport back to Warsaw,” said Warsaw Mayor Joseph Thallemer.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation through Regional Cities Initiative funding is contributing a total of $3.5 million in funding. The majority of the remaining funds from the project come from a TIF district bond.

Currently, sewer, stormwater and street infrastructure improvements are completed. The Buffalo Street project will combine urban housing and mixed-use development. When completed, 52 various residences, a multi-use building and a public plaza will be added to Warsaw. Construction on the public plaza is expected to begin this summer.

“It’s been challenging but I think we have a great project ahead of us in terms of the housing that it’s going to create, the mixed-use building and the component that we are going to tie into the park are all going to work out really well,” said City Planner Jeremy Skinner.

The board accepted the NIRDA grant funding.

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