By: Diane Benjamin
How about a luxury apartment subsidized by taxpayers? Is this Normal’s version of affordable housing?
1 Uptown Circle would never have been built without taxpayer money. Normal continues to rent an entire floor for close to $36,000 a month so around 20 employees can work there. Remember when the Council named it a HIGH PRIORITY to do something about the excessive cost last year? The “professional staff” evidently doesn’t. Obviously the Council isn’t the “Board of Directors”, staff runs the town.
The first floor remains empty – never leased or rented since the building was finished.
In case you forgot, The Town of Normal sold the property for $1 and loaned the developer $2.75 million. Details in this story: https://blnnews.com/2018/03/17/more-on-uptown-circle/
The story above has a link to a Pantagraph story from July 4, 2016. Who was on the Town Council when this passed? https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2130
I wonder if Pam Reece’s mother-in-law still lives in the subsidized housing? From a letter she wrote in April of last year:
In case you want to be neighbors, #304 is available: https://www.liveonthecircle.com/vacancies