The home, which set on two lots at 718 Pearl Street was destroyed by fire in December of 2017. Habitat has acquired the property and asked the city plan commission to replat the property into three buildable lots. Two of the lots would face Pearl Street and the final building lot would face Clark Street.
The proposal is to build three homes with the first one being built soon, yet this year. In fact, Dean Byers, President of Habitat for Humanity of Marshall County pointed out the new homeowner in the audience.
A design concept showed a two story home with an architectural design that would fit into the older neighborhood.
During the Technical Review Committee the developers, Habitat said they would repair and replace the sidewalks on both Pearl and Clark Streets.
During the public hearing, neighbor Patricia Ganshorn said, “This is a wonderful thing for the neighborhood.”
The Plymouth Plan Commission had 9 votes in favor of the replat with member Bill Walters abstaining from voting since he had been an active board member with Habitat for Humanity and is currently an advisory board member.