Summit Hill CDC Development Projects
The RAD Program was created in 2012 to “give public housing authorities a powerful tool to preserve and improve public housing properties,” and aims to increase access to capital improvement funds, renovate properties, and preserve affordability for the community.
BHA began transitioning 2 communities, Walnut Woods and Reverend E. D. Butler, into RAD units from public housing in 2018 with the deal closing in May 2020. (SHCDC serves as the general partner under Bloomington RAD I, LP.) Crestmont Community transitioned from public housing in 2022.
SHCDC is partnering with the developer, Brinshore Development, and service provider, Centerstone, to redevelop the Kohr Building into permanent affordable housing. Low-income Housing Tax Credits will be applied for in 2023 and construction will begin in 2024 with a target completion date of 2026.
The Summit Hill Early Learning Center will provide opportunities for high-quality childcare in northwest Bloomington, prioritizing the children living in subsidized housing. The project intends to construct and operate a Crestmont neighborhood facility, at the corner of 14th and Monroe Street. South Central Community Action Program (SCCAP) will provide childcare services for up to 28 infants and toddlers in three classrooms on the first floor. The second floor will be made up of three 2 bedroom low-income apartments.