Smithville Delivers Smart Home Features
in New Development
Southern Indiana, U.S.A.
A public-private partnership is helping to deliver affordable Smart Home workforce housing in Southern Indiana. The new development is working to address a shortage of housing near two major employers in Southern Indiana: the Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane Division, the third largest naval base in the world; and the WestGate@Crane Technology Park, which hosts more than 30 small business and Fortune 500 companies.
“These new Westcott paired homes include the attributes that a professional technology workforce needs and desires, including the capacity of high-speed broadband that allows professionals to work remotely,” said John Mensch, president of the WestGate Authority and the Greene County Redevelopment Commission.
Through the partnership, Smithville Fiber will offer not only high-speed fiber broadband, but a variety of “smart home” options. The developer, Wininger Construction, offers three types of townhomes and paired-style (duplex) home plans. The new development was built with cooperation and assistance from the local authorities such as Greene County Economic Development Corporation and Greene County Commissioners.
Studies have shown that home ownership benefits home owners and their communities. Home owners gain a sense of stability and often seen financially growth from home equity. Communities benefit because home owners are more involved neighbors. And employers benefit from lower turnover.
“Building this development is a win-win for employers and employees alike, and we’re proud to be a partner in this effort,” said Cullen McCarty, executive vice president, Smithville.