The developer of income-based housing is making another effort to develop the of the site of the former St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, as well as surrounding properties on Sycamore Street between Seventh and Eighth streets. Jonathan Ehlke is development director for TWG Development. The project is called “Bartholomew Lofts.”
Ehlke says these state tax credits are highly competitive, necessitating action from the Columbus City Council to approve local tax credits.
Ehlke says that TWG has a good track record with getting developments done.
Robin Hilber, with the city’s office of community development, says that the development is meant to be “income-based” housing, targeting workers in Columbus. To qualify, she says that applicants would need to earn no more that 60-percent of the average median income.