Shetterley Triangle Groundbreaking

South Bend Developments
April 27, 2018

Jim Williams, President & CEO of Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County, along with regional dignitaries, gathered at a groundbreaking ceremony on the site of six new houses in the Shetterley Triangle located in the city’s Near Northwest neighborhood. Four of the houses will be built by Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County as a precursor to the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Mishawaka, August 26-31, 2018. The other two will be built by New Energy Homes and sold at market rate.

Joining Williams in the ceremony Tim Scott, 1st District Common Council Representative; James Mueller, Executive Director of Community Investment, City of South Bend; Dwayne Borkholder, President, New Energy Homes; Mike Keen, Principal, Thrive Michiana; and Kathy Schuth, Executive Director, Near Northwest Neighborhood, Inc.

The six houses will be built in the Shetterley Triangle. Designed by New Energy Homes, and known as an urban infill project, the homes will be considered sustainable, high-performance homes. Shetterley Triangle is bounded by California, Woodward, and De Maude avenues in the Near Northwest Neighborhood.

“Until recently, high performance homes were prohibitively expensive and out of reach for the average home buyer,” Borkholder said. “I wanted to create a building system that would make high performance homes affordable and available for anyone.”

All four new houses will be two stories ranging from 1,176 to 1,434 square feet and have two or three bedrooms. They will have a 5KW solar system to assist with energy efficiency.

“These will be the most energy efficient homes Habitat has ever built,” William said.