In 2018, the Whitely Neighborhood Association purchased property located at 1208 & 1300 East Centennial Avenue, Muncie, Indiana, for the purpose of redeveloping both properties for the benefit of Whitely Neighborhood residents, past and future, and the greater Muncie community. The Whitely Neighborhood Association believes that if developed, with the focuses of community health and quality of place, in partnership with key community partners, both properties have the potential to serve as a catalyst for renewed investment along the corridors of East Centennial and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The two parcels of property make up 3.6 acres of land, on which three buildings exist. The main building, which is one-story tall, is in a good state of repair and has approximately 17,318 square feet of usable space. The other two existing buildings include a one-story, 3,456 square foot warehouse and a 408 square foot detached garage.
The properties have served different uses from flooring distribution and salvage reclamation to a roofing material distribution. It is believed that, along with the consistent efforts of the Whitely Neighborhood Association, this property holds remedies for many of the neighborhood’s present-day conditions that impede improving the quality of life for low-income individuals and Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed (A.L.I.C.E) families. In short, the Whitely Neighborhood Association has, unambiguously, pursued remedies to remove any obstacles that preclude the redevelopment of what the organization believes to be a key opportunity for residents of Muncie Indiana, specifically those of the Whitely Neighborhood.