Grand Opening Celebrates New Affordable Housing for Artists & Entrepreneurs in Angola
Angola, IN – Brightpoint held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the completion of Enterprise Pointe– a new multi-family affordable housing development targeting artists and creative entrepreneurs.
Brightpoint President/CEO Steve Hoffman welcomed the more than 50 guests in attendance. Mr. Hoffman spoke about the new development and its significance in Angola.
“Affordable housing is important for growing cities because stable housing is a key economic driver. I am excited to see this project happen because I believe it will have a profound impact on the Angola community.”
Angola Mayor Richard Hickman, IHCDA Executive Direct Jacob Sipe, and Keller Development Business Development Specialist Danelle Biberstine also spoke. Angola Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Julia Hewitt led the ribbon cutting ceremony. After remarks were made, guest were treated to lunch from Suttons Deli and self-guided tours of Enterprise Pointe.
Brightpoint and Keller Development, Inc. have been co-developing the three‐story apartment building with live‐work space at 905 South Wayne Street in Angola. Construction for the $8.6 million project began May 1, 2020, and was completed July 26, 2021.
Enterprise Pointe includes fifty 2‐bedroom units between 943 and 950 square feet, ten of which are ADA Type‐A compliant. All apartments are reserved for households with incomes of 80% of the area median income or below for Steuben County. This equates to no more than $39,040 for a 1-person household, $44,640 for a 2-person household, and $50,240 for a 3-person household.
The apartments at Enterprise Pointe have one full bathroom and a full kitchen with a range, oven, refrigerator, microwave, garbage disposal, and free Wi-Fi. Appliances are Energy Star‐rated and plumbing fixtures are water- conserving. All units have hook‐ups for a washer and dryer along with an area to store a bicycle; Most also have a utility room with a sink.
There was a focus on quality in the design and construction of Enterprise Pointe and it meets the requirements for the National Green Building Standard Silver Rating. The building also incorporates numerous Universal Design features for safety and accessibility.
Onsite amenities include a laundry room, a community room with full kitchen, fitness room with exercise equipment, a conference room, a private office for resident use, a soundproof room for music, gallery space in the lobby, a theater, and a production room with durable work surfaces and storage lockers. Outside there is a pavilion with grills and a half basketball court.
Enterprise Pointe is located on the Enterprise Center campus. The Enterprise Center is a conglomerate of multiple agencies to promote business incubation, co‐working, post‐secondary vocational-skills training and shared offices for allied organizations supporting the creation of high skilled, high wage employment opportunities, which will lead to a more prosperous and stable local economy.
Brightpoint and Keller Development thank the following people and organizations for helping make Enterprise Pointe possible:
- Jacob Sipe and Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA)
- Mayor Richard Hickman and the City of Angola staff
- Angola Common Council and Plan Commission
- Isaac Lee and the Steuben County EDC Board of Directors
- Mike Recker and Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis
- Sarah Strimmenos and Old National Bank
- Todd Krumwiede and PNC Bank
- New Generation Management staff
Leasing for Enterprise Pointe began on July 14. As of today, all apartments are occupied or have tenants in the process of scheduling move-ins. New Generation Management manages the community. More information can be found at www.newgenmgnt.com/enterprisepointe or by calling 260-234-3301.
Brightpoint is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving more than 43,000 people across northeast Indiana. Through a wide range of programs, Brightpoint helps communities, families, and individuals remove the causes and conditions of poverty. All Brightpoint services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran.