Building more affordable housing in Vincennes took a step further today at the Vincennes Redevelopment Commission Meeting.

Mark Gerkin representing Sure Clean Properties went before the commission with his application to construct 13 houses within the city’s residential TIF zone just off of Hart Street behind the car wash in an open field area from 16th all the way to almost 17th street.

The houses will be one-story single-family homes.

The Redevelopment Commission agreed to reimburse Sure Clean $218,000 for needed infrastructure improvements as needed during the construction.

Currently the property is not zoned for housing, but it has been in the past.

Gerkin will be going before the city council soon to request the rezoning.