The former site of Crown Laundry (also a former brownfield), is about to begin its new life as an energy efficient, 30-unit residential building for low-income seniors. The project was developed by Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC) with The Whitsett Group (TWG), and financing was aided by tax credits awarded from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA). The project is one of the largest new investments in the area and ECDC, neighboring businesses, neighborhood organizations, and Near Eastside residents could not be more excited.
- Oxford Place’s design incorporates solar panels, geothermal heating, solar heated siding, rain gardens, and more into an attractive setting with modern amenities.
- The apartment building is Indiana’s first net-positive energy development. Net-positive energy design is on the rise and is the future of architecture and building design. Oxford Place Senior Apartments could set a trend that will spread to other communities. This innovative building design has the potential to return power to the grid.
- Oxford Place residents will be near bus stops, shops and restaurants, a public library branch, and a pharmacy. The apartments are accessible, safe, and affordable senior housing. The building holds a bikeshare, bookshare, greenhouse, fitness room, and inviting shared spaces. Seniors with incomes at 50% Area Median Income or less have the opportunity to age in place with access to a variety of services and amenities. Interested tenants can apply online or call 317.721.2831.
Oxford Place Senior Apartments is located at 17 S. Oxford St. Constructed in the heart of Englewood Village (a Great Places 2020 neighborhood), it is also positioned within the federally designated IndyEast Promise Zone. ECDC and other IndyEast Promise Zone implementation partners hope Oxford Place will be a catalyst for further revitalization of the Washington and Rural area.
The ribbon cutting is open to all, and will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 -11am, with refreshments from Pia Urban Café & Market and tours to follow.