Seymour City Council gave final approval Monday to annex nearly 20 acres northeast of the city and to issue $3 million in economic development bonds to help start a major housing project.
That development includes a 200-unit luxury apartment complex to provide high-income housing for young engineers and professionals moving into the area for jobs at the Cummins Inc. Seymour Engine Plant and other local employers.
The property, which is currently a corn field, is bordered by Burkart Boulevard to the south, O'Brien Street on the west and Enos Road on the north.
Council members also heard first reading of an ordinance annexing an additional 80 acres in the same area for 120 single-family homes priced at $200,000 and higher, to be built by the same developers, Bushmann LLC of Columbus. Its partners are Jeff Bush of Columbus and Tom Greemann of Seymour.
There was no discussion or hesitation on the vote from any of the seven council members during Monday's meeting.
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