MUNCIE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Enterprise) — The proprietor of Myers Efficiency Engineering within the Delaware County city of Yorktown has introduced plans to ascertain his muscle automobile enterprise, together with its world headquarters, in a historic constructing in downtown Muncie.
Steve Myers says he labored with financial improvement officers to amass the practically 100-year-old constructing that served as a storage for many years.
“The auto performed an enormous half in our lives, however as we grew, that’s gotten away. Numerous vehicles look the identical. I need to assist carry again automobile tradition in Delaware County,” mentioned Myers.
Along with Myers Efficiency Engineering, Myers says the constructing will home additionally a components store for traditional scorching rods and a set of basic vehicles.
The East Central Indiana Regional Planning District says the construction is deeply rooted within the auto house, having served as an auto storage, a municipal workplace, even a bakery distribution heart. However it has sat vacant for many years and is in disrepair.
“I needed one thing with character,” mentioned Myers “The character simply provides to the basic vehicles.”
The ECIRPD says the mechanism used to assist Myers purchase the constructing is one thing the group desires to repeat.
“We’ve put collectively a program whereby municipal entities can work with the Planning District to promote properties through a Request for Proposals. The tip result’s that we discover native people who need to
repair these properties up and are placing them again on the tax rolls,” mentioned James King, Delaware County commissioner and president of the ECI Regional Planning District Board.
Myers says renovation will embrace a ten-month-long undertaking to make the constructing “dry, protected and sealed.”