New development discussed in Carbondale - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

New development discussed in Carbondale

Posted: Updated:

CARBONDALE-- A proposed concept will come to the Carbondale City Council that could revitalize the former high school football field. 

"The product we have proposed it's just not found in southern Illinois" said city manager Gary Williams. 

This suburban like concept would offer 20 new homes, the first formal development concept since the property sold in 2016. 

"What we've been really focused on in the last couple years is providing options and incentives for people … where it makes more sense to be in Carbondale." Williams said. 

"To be honest if it's a good quality housing it would sell, that means it puts the pressure on those who don't maintain those properties" said Councilman Navreet Kang.

Kang hopes new housing will encourage others to reconsider their property value. 

A private property advocacy group in Illinois claims that 6 percent less homes were sold in January across the state compared to last year. 

But local realtor Nikki Rishel says the housing market is up over 1 percent in Carbondale. 

"I know two years ago we used to be more of a rental town, in fact only about 26 percent of residents own their own house, but now the people that have been renting the last two years are buying," Rishel said. 

And the city hopes this new concept won't hurt those homes currently on the market. 

"Maybe adding a little new housing stock to the community but not enough adding enough that it will have an impact on existing homes that need to be sold." Williams said. 

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Free Medical Screening in Harrisburg

    Free Medical Screening in Harrisburg

    Sunday, June 24 2018 8:21 AM EDT2018-06-24 12:21:33 GMT

    HARRISBURG--  The Defense Department, Delta Leadership Authority and the Egyptian Health Department are teaming up for free screenings for people of all ages in our region. Officials say you do not have to be an area resident to receive treatment; anyone who attends will receive care on a first-come, first -served basis.  Patients will receive; free medical, dental, and a wide range of optometry services and you can even be provided a free eye glasses.

    HARRISBURG--  The Defense Department, Delta Leadership Authority and the Egyptian Health Department are teaming up for free screenings for people of all ages in our region. Officials say you do not have to be an area resident to receive treatment; anyone who attends will receive care on a first-come, first -served basis.  Patients will receive; free medical, dental, and a wide range of optometry services and you can even be provided a free eye glasses.

  • Hundreds turn out for Jeepin' 4 St. Jude

    Hundreds turn out for Jeepin' 4 St. Jude

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:47 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:47:32 GMT

    MARION— Hundreds of people, and their Jeeps, gathered at Absher-Arnold in Marion Saturday morning for a day of fun and fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

    MARION— Hundreds of people, and their Jeeps, gathered at Absher-Arnold in Marion Saturday morning for a day of fun and fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

  • Local groups host clinic to seal and expunge criminal offenses

    Local groups host clinic to seal and expunge criminal offenses

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:38:31 GMT

    CARBONDALE — Dozens of Southern Illinoisans took the first step to move past a prior criminal conviction Saturday at a legal clinic designed to help get those convictions expunged or sealed.

    CARBONDALE — Dozens of Southern Illinoisans took the first step to move past a prior criminal conviction Saturday at a legal clinic designed to help get those convictions expunged or sealed.

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
Slideshows
loading...
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WSIL. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.