House leveled to make way for green space
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated at 3:15 p.m. Friday, July 25, to include information about the value of the transaction.
A crew from Don Huey Custom Building and Remodeling tore down a former fraternity house on the corner of South Seventh and South streets in Indiana on Thursday.
The apartment building was built five years ago, Huey said, and was recently sold to the Student Cooperative Association.
According to Co-op Director Dennis Hulings the demolition will make way for a “green area” adjacent to the newly built fitness center that fronts South Seventh Street, owned by the Co-op.
A document filed in the Indiana County Recorder of Deeds office stated the building was purchased by the Co-op for a price of $745,000 in early June.
According to Huey, when finished, the grassy area will have park benches, plants and a park-like feel.
In addition, Hulings said, a parking area will be constructed behind the new green space.
Hulings declined to say how much the Co-op paid for the building, and there were no records Thursday of a transaction for the property at the Indiana County Court House. (Tom Peel/Gazette photo)