There is no shortage of fun to be had in Kokomo and the surrounding area! We’ve compiled a list of things to do in our great town.
A Chicago based real estate development company plans an 88-unit duplex community to replace an aging mobile home park on Kokomo’s west side.
JCF Real Estate has purchased the mobile home park, known as Kokomo River Estates, located at 1500 W. Markland Ave. The company is redeveloping the thirteen acre site into a duplex housing community.
“This is a great example of a private investor redeveloping an older neighborhood,” said Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight. “This housing project by JCF is a strong indicator that our focus on quality of life improvements is paying off. We are excited to continue to grow Kokomo by encouraging new market rate housing to serve our increasing population.
The one and two-bedroom units are being designed by JCF Real Estate and will feature open, park like areas, professional landscaping, on-site storage facilities, and on-going responsive property management.
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight announced that The Whitsett Group and Partners in Housing Development Corporation, Indianapolis based developers, have received approval from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority for rental housing tax credits in the amount of $932,001.
Apperson Way Apartments is a 69-unit, three-story housing complex that will be built on the Near East Side at 600 N. Apperson Way. The $9.5 million project will redevelop three city blocks and includes plans for townhomes, playground, community garden and picnic area.
“We are very excited about approval of this project,” said Mayor Goodnight. “Apperson Way Apartments replaces a blighted area of the city with a new affordable housing complex. The development is designed to dramatically transform this important gateway to Kokomo’s historic Near East Side.”
“Apperson Way Apartments is possible due to the City of Kokomo’s administration and their vision for the city,” said Joe Whitsett, President of The Whitsett Group. “We are extremely excited about our investment in Kokomo.”
Angie began her financial career in banking then transitioned to the mortgage industry. For the past 8 years, Angie worked as bookkeeper and human resources coordinator with one of the largest Sprint dealers in Indiana. Prior to her career shift to bookkeeper/HR coordinator; she had a total of 16 yrs in the financial industry.
She is the youngest of 5 children. She resides in Kokomo and is lucky enough to live on the same street as her mother and one of her sisters! She is a single mother and has a beautiful teenage daughter, Emilee, who attends Western School. Most of Angie’s time is spent running her teenager around everywhere! She enjoys boot camp at Missy’s Fitness in Kokomo. In what little spare time she has, she loves going to the movies, bowling, craft fairs, flea markets and crafting her own creations.
February FIRST FRIDAY brings FIRE & ICE
and the K-Town Chili Throwdown to downtown Kokomo!
In addition the individual events happening at participating downtown businesses; you can also enjoy:
- Ice Sculpting Demonstration & Display
- K-Town Chili Throwdown (Categories: Judges’ Choice Chili, People’s Choice Chili, People’s Choice Showmanship)
- Fire pits for roasting marshmallows
- Fire pits for drumming circles
A local real estate agency was presented the Miami Mike Award from the Miami County Chamber of Commerce last week.
Allen Realty Group, owned by Julie Allen, is entering their fifth year in business at 504 W. Main Street, and Sandy Chittum, Director of the Miami County Chamber of Commerce said the award is given to a business who has made huge improvements.
“This business has been deserving of this award for some time now,” Chittum said. “We are so proud of the work they have done to their building, and all the work they are doing in the real estate market here in Miami County. It’s a well-deserved award.”
Julie, a native Californian, moved to Peru 32 years ago with husband, Mark Allen, when the two decided they would like to try and own a Goodyear Franchise. They had the opportunity to go to Pittsburg or Peru.