Oakland City University (OCU) broke ground on its new Boulevard Commons project, a mixed-use complex that will accommodate approximately 100 students in suite-style living as well as provide retail space. The gateway project is one of 12 projects that are part of Indiana’s Regional Cities Initiative, designed to attract and retain talent.
The OCU project received $2.2 million in Regional Cities funding, which helps communities across the state come together to transform their regions into nationally-recognized destinations to live, work, play and stay. With employers continually stressing the need for a skilled and ready workforce, Indiana is building upon its strong economic foundation to advance quality of place projects that attract and retain future generations of Hoosiers. The project was recommended for funding by the Southwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (SWIRDA) as a part of the region’s Indiana’s Great Southwest plan.