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  • Riverside Tower Lofts Receive Tax Credits; Clears Last Hurdle for Redevelopment

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    November 19, 2018
    The City of Madison and Denton-Floyd Real Estate Group is pleased to announce that the Riverside
    Tower Lofts planned for the former “Tower Tack Factory” building at Cragmont and Second Streets have
    received Rental Housing Tax Credits from the State of Indiana Housing & Community Development
    Authority, which allows the first major project in Madison’s “Stellar Communities” project list to move
    forward as soon as next month.

    Denton Floyd’s adaptive reuse of the former Tower Tack Factory will create 50 senior housing units.  The
    investment is a direct result of the Stellar Communities Designation and the project was included within
    the City of Madison’s Strategic Investment Plan.  The Riverside Tower Lofts will breathe new life into the
    historic property and area, as the facility is proposed to include 42 one-bedroom units and 8 two-
    bedroom units, age restricted to households aged 62 and older. The development itself supports
    Madison’s strategic investment plan objectives of historic reuse and neighborhood revitalization.
    Riverside Tower Lofts also boasts residential amenities that include bike racks, golf carts, a gazebo with
    an outdoor gathering area, an exercise room, a community room/common space area, as well as on site
    laundry facilities.

    Mayor Damon Welch said, “This is an exciting time for Madison. Our community has waited years for a
    number of projects to come to fruition, and this is just the first of many you’ll see over the next few
    months thanks to our Stellar designation. I am grateful for the partnership we have with Denton Floyd
    and the rest of their team who have worked tirelessly to make this happen. I am also appreciative to
    IHCDA, OCRA, our City boards and commissions, and members of my staff, especially Nicole Schell who
    made sure this project could move forward.”

    The Riverside Tower Lofts represents a proposed investment in excess of $9 million in the city of
    Madison. The site, which was originally constructed in 1896, is known locally as the Tack Factory. In its
    heyday the factory was a beacon of local industry, manufacturing tacks, nails, brads, pins, rivets, cotter
    pins, electric fence wire, guy wire, hooks, picture hangers, and plate hangers. The facility was shuddered
    in 2007 and has been vacant ever since.  In order to make this investment possible the Indiana Housing
    and Community Authority awarded the development $1,021,652 in Rental Housing Tax Credits, in
    conjunction with this credit award the City of Madison has awarded a real property tax abatement and
    agreed to assist with ancillary public improvements to support the project.   Financing on the project has
    been approved and financial close is expected in mid-December with construction expected to begin
    shortly after the closing.
    “We are pleased to be a part of this project in Madison, which will save a historic structure and revitalize
    a neighborhood with new energy and residents. Mayor Welch and his entire team have been attentive
    to our needs and their enthusiastic participation brought this project across the finish line. I am excited
    that this project will meet the needs of the Madison community and be a source of pride on the west
    end of downtown,” said Brandon Denton, co-founder of Denton Floyd Real Estate Group.

    Andrew Forrester, who led the effort to receive the Stellar designation in 2017, said “This project is an
    example of why we pursued the Stellar Designation with such passion. A project of this magnitude
    would not have been possible without the tax credits provided by IHCDA. I am ecstatic about getting this
    project moving forward and look forward to many more exciting projects taking shape over the next few

    About Denton Floyd:
    Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Denton Floyd Real Estate Group provides premier leasing,
    property management, property rehabilitation and renovation, and investment solutions to clients and
    customers nationwide. Since 2007, Denton Floyd has worked to strengthen and revitalize communities
    by providing quality housing in emerging markets. What began as a local property management
    company has become one of the fastest-growing real estate investment firms in southern Indiana –
    specializing in adaptive reuse and renovating dilapidated complexes into quality mixed-use, multi-family,
    and senior living facilities.

    About Madison’s Stellar Designation:
    Madison received the “Indiana Stellar Community” designation from Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch in fall
    of 2017. Stellar Communities is a multi-agency partnership designation program offered by the Indiana
    Office of Community & Rural Affairs (OCRA), designed to recognize Indiana’s smaller communities that
    have identified comprehensive community and economic development projects and activities, as well as
    next steps and key partnerships. The designation includes up to $6 million in project funding assistance.