Evansville, IN August 13, 2018) – The Post House, a $40 million mixed use development in downtown Evansville, officially broke ground and will move toward an early 2020 opening. Scannell Properties
, one of the country’s premier real estate developers, is spearheading the project. The Post House will provide real-time research for smart energy technologies and is being built on the remaining property adjacent to the historic Greyhound Bus Station, which is now home to the Bru Burger restaurant.
The Post House will be a ”living laboratory” for Vectren
Energy Delivery (Vectren) to test and utilize smart energy products, behavioral energy usage programs and clean energy generation technologies. These products will include rooftop solar panels, small-scale battery energy storage, various smart appliances and smart home automation features, electric vehicle charging stations and ultra-efficient heating and cooling systems.
The Post House defines a spirit of research, smart building technology, energy grid component, campus-like atmosphere and sense of place incorporated to fit within Evansville’s recently updated comprehensive downtown master plan. Intended to be a destination built on connectivity, convenience and sustainability, the livability and vibrancy of downtown Evansville is one of the project’s highest priorities along with incorporating a linear park or flexible open space to play, gather and host events. The Post House will serve as a design standard for future housing developments in Southwest Indiana.
Southwest Indiana was one of three Indiana regions selected to receive state funding through the Regional Cities Initiative
, which will allocate a total of $126 million toward 100 quality-of-place projects totaling more than $2 billion in combined state, local, and private investment in order to retain and attract top talent to the Hoosier state.
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About Indiana Regional Cities Initiative
The Indiana Regional Cities Initiative sets a framework for neighboring communities to work together to develop regional visions that are supported by compelling strategic plans focused on quality of place; helping each region develop a positive and unique national brand to advance the goal of becoming a destination for talent. Passed in 2015 with bipartisan support by the Indiana General Assembly, the initiative is overseen by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). To learn more visit www.IndianaRegionalCities.com or follow on Twitter at @Indiana_EDC,