The Centerville Development Corporation (CDC) is pleased to announce the completion of our housing rehab project for the historic home located at 720 Florida Street, Centerville. This century old home was formerly owned by Kyle Strand and was taken on as a project by the non-profit CDC in late 2011.
This is a community-driven project that saw volunteer efforts from Centerville Development Corporation, the Centerville FFA chapter, the City of Centerville and several community members. The Florida street home project was financed by Hanson Communications Inc. (Fort Randall Telephone) and the HUD Neighborhood Stabilization Program, through the South Dakota Housing Development Authority, which includes a potential grant to reduce the costs to an income qualified homeowner.
The home, which was once considered for demolition, has been fully remodeled from top to bottom. Improvements include:
· New roof
· Sheetrock and paint throughout interior
· New, energy efficient furnace and central-air
· New plumbing, wiring and light fixtures
· New ½ bath on first floor and fully remodeled bath on second
· New kitchen complete with new Energy Star appliances, cabinets and ceramic tile
· New hardwood flooring in dining room and carpeting in living room
We are especially pleased at how this project turned out. A special thanks to S & P Construction (Steve & Penny Schoepf) for their pride and workmanship in managing the construction. With Steve’s guidance, we were able to preserve the beautiful antique features including many of the leaded glass windows, cast iron furnace grates and essential historic character.
The CDC worked with USDA Rural Development to assure that the home meets their specification for their financing programs. “In nearly every rural community like Centerville, housing plays such an important role in economic development,” said USDA Rural Development State Director Elsie Meeks. “The Centerville Development Corporation has taken a proactive approach toward solving a housing shortage and USDA is happy that we could help.” The CDC is pleased to help potential homebuyers evaluate their financing options and has the assistance of the Sioux Empire Housing Partnership to provide homebuyer education.
To celebrate the completion of this project we will be holding a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, February 25th at 2:00 PM. We will also have an open house on Saturday, February 22nd from 9 AM until noon and again on Saturday, March 1st, from 9 AM until noon. All community members are welcome.