Taft Homes http://peoriapublicradio.org en Outside the Horseshoe - March 11, 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-march-11-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Peoria Housing Authority continues to work toward the plan of transition for the Taft Homes. The River view property is the currently the site of about 210 barracks style housing units. The idea is to replace those apartments with new ones in other places throughout the city and potentially also sell the current Taft Property.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:43:40 +0000 Tanya Koonce 20109 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside the Horseshoe - March 11, 2014 Big turnout for PHA's meeting on potential Taft site http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/big-turnout-phas-meeting-potential-taft-site <div>A Peoria Housing Authority meeting on one of the potential sites to rebuild Taft Homes drew a large audience. The location in question is at 2917 West Lake.</div><div> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:52:01 +0000 Denise Molina 19221 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Big turnout for PHA's meeting on potential Taft site Taft Homes project hits a snag http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/taft-homes-project-hits-snag <div>It appears the Peoria Housing Authority’s preferred method of funding the Taft Homes project is no longer an option. The authority’s administration gave an update on the progress of the development during a taskforce meeting.</div><div> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:56:12 +0000 Denise Molina 18259 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Taft Homes project hits a snag PHA looking for community support for Taft project http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pha-looking-community-support-taft-project <div>The Peoria Housing Authority plans to launch a marketing campaign for its Taft Homes redevelopment project. The PHA wants to build up to six new apartment developments throughout the city for Taft’s more than 200 residents. The authority would then be free to either sell or lease the land where the complex currently resides.</div><div> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:25:52 +0000 Denise Molina 13692 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PHA looking for community support for Taft project PHA redevelopment for Taft Homes taking shape http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pha-redevelopment-taft-homes-taking-shape <p></p><div>The redevelopment of Taft Homes is taking shape. The Peoria Housing Authority Board unanimously approved taking the next steps in relocating the 216-unit housing complex from near the riverfront. But it’s estimated to cost nearly $45-Million to build the proposed four to six new apartment buildings across the city.</div><div> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 06:37:57 +0000 Tanya Koonce 12373 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PHA redevelopment for Taft Homes taking shape Officers chase suspect carrying rifle in Taft Homes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/officers-chase-suspect-carrying-rifle-taft-homes <p>The Peoria Police Department temporarily shut down traffic in front of Taft Homes Wednesday while chasing a suspect carrying a rifle. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:02:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 10761 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Officers chase suspect carrying rifle in Taft Homes PHA learns how HUD can help with possible Taft re-development http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pha-learns-how-hud-can-help-possible-taft-re-development <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development say they will be supportive as the Peoria Housing Authority decides how to re-develop the Taft Homes site. HUD representatives discussed programs the PHA could use to sell or demolish properties and either re-build or find replacement housing for residents.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:54:13 +0000 Denise Molina 8614 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PHA learns how HUD can help with possible Taft re-development PHA moving ahead on Taft study http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pha-moving-ahead-taft-study <div>The Peoria Housing Authority will learn later this year what its best options are for the Taft Homes property. The Peoria city council recently approved hiring a consultant on behalf of the authority to study redevelopment options for the site.</div><div> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:43:06 +0000 Denise Molina 7230 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PHA moving ahead on Taft study Studying the future of Taft Homes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/studying-future-taft-homes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Peoria is using 46-thousand dollars of Tax Increment Finance funds to pay for a Taft Homes redevelopment study. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya </span>Koonce<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports:</span></p><div></div><div>The Peoria Housing Authority property is within the Northside Riverfront TIF. The City is using TDA consulting to do the analysis. The firm specializes in working on public housing issues and its long-standing relationship with the Local Initiative Support Corporation. LISC and PHA are partnering with the city for the study results. Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich says the study is to consider all redevelopment options for the Taft Homes.</div><div> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:33:54 +0000 Tanya Koonce 4113 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Studying the future of Taft Homes