Huntingburg Council Gives Green Light For Multi-Use Fourth Street Building

Matt Crane with the Dubois County Free Press contributed to this report.

The Huntingburg city council is moving forward with a proposal for a multi-use building on Fourth Street, this according to the Dubois County Free Press.

The multi-story office building, previously the WTH Engineering building, housed city offices until the new City Hall was built in 1996.

When the city sold it to a private owner back in 1997, a covenant was put in place, barring it from being used as residential space.

Now, the current owner wants to add two upscale apartments to the third floor of the building…. But, to do so, the council must vote to lift the restrictions.

During this week’s council meeting, the Free Press reports there were no negative comments about the plan.Councilman Glen Kissling saying, “With the amount of apartments requested, there were no objections from several of the neighbors.”

He continued, “They were just very much adamant against the housing that was proposed in the past.”

The Huntingburg city council voted to remove the covenant to allow the owner’s plans to move forward.

To change use of the building to include apartments, the owners will have to submit engineering plans to the state for approval.