The Carmel Swim Club held a groundbreaking May 5 in advance of construction of the Carmel Swim Academy, which will be added on the west side of the Carmel Total Fitness facility at 820 City Center Dr. The new facility is expected to open in April 2022.
Located in the heart of Carmel, adjacent to the existing Carmel Total Fitness gym, the new pool will provide critical space to expand Carmel Swim Club’s non-competitive programs in an effort to more fully live out the organization’s mission, “teaching excellence through swimming, for life.”
The Carmel Swim Club (CSC) will break ground on a new facility, the Carmel Swim Academy this spring. Located in the heart of Carmel, adjacent to the existing Carmel Total Fitness gym, the new pool will provide critical space to expand the club’s non-competitive programs in an effort to more fully live out the organization’s mission, “teaching excellence through swimming, for life.” The new facility will have a six-lane, 25-yard pool, and will include an adjacent zero-entry area for easy access and optimum instruction for the youngest swimmers.
Carmel Swim Academy will feature a 25-yard, six-lane training pool with zero-entry instructional space and a comfortable pool deck for dryland activities. Carmel Swim Academy will boast warm water and offer a mezzanine to optimize viewing of swim lessons, as well as family-friendly locker rooms. “We’re going to be a community asset in the way that we will be able to be open mornings, afternoons and nights,” Plumb said. “Carmel Swim Academy will be in connection to Carmel Total Fitness, so it’s going to be conducive for people to have their child in a swim lesson and then go get a workout in right next door. It’s going to provide a lot of opportunities for aquatic awareness and aquatic fitness for the community of Carmel.”
At the Indiana Housing Conference awards luncheon earlier today, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) awarded four Indiana properties with the Lt. Governor’s Excellence in Affordable Housing Awards. Presented to the most outstanding properties in four categories, these awards celebrate the best in Indiana affordable housing development.
Mayor Dennis Tyler sees the new Walnut Commons apartment building for the homeless and the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel as downtown bookends. “Three-and-a-half years ago, people said ‘no’ to this,” Tyler said at a ribbon cutting and open house on Tuesday for the $8.4 million, 44-unit Walnut Commons. “Three-and-a-half years ago, people said ‘no,’ we would never have a hotel in downtown Muncie, especially one with a training center for people with disabilities to learn how to work in the hospitality industry.”
Construction is winding down on an $8.4 million downtown apartment building that was chased out of a southside neighborhood. Walnut Commons, at Walnut and Wysor streets, is the city’s first supportive housing project, aimed at reintegrating chronically homeless people into the community through a combination of housing and services.
Patty Murphy is one of the initial tenants to move into the new downtown Walnut Commons, the city’s first “supportive housing” project to combat homelessness. “Anything I can get help with, I’ll be willing to accept it,” said Murphy, 49, who suffers from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other hardships that landed her in the shelter at the YWCA of Muncie.
The Star Press published a online tour of the Walnut Commons housing project. Click the “View Article” button to view a variety of pictures from the project.
Mayor Dennis Tyler welcomed the community to the Walnut Commons ground breaking ceremony on May 29th, and read a proclamation stating at the City of Muncie is committed to ending homelessness and sees permanent supportive housing as one of the most critical elements to a comprehensive strategy.
Work is due to begin within a month on a Muncie project aimed at providing housing for people in need of support services such as some veterans, disabled and people at risk of being homeless, officials said. The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority recently awarded the project, called Walnut Commons, the low-income housing tax credits that it needs to go forward, Gerry Cyranowski, vice president of clinical services at Meridian Health Services, told The Star Press.
After being rejected on the south side, Muncie’s first proposed “supportive housing” project met with no opposition downtown. Mayor Dennis Tyler, the Muncie Redevelopment Commission and the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership are among the project’s supporters.