Region combats housing shortage one old, empty building at a time

A.J. Loss, Bush Construction president and CEO, left, and Angela Rheingans, DeWitt Chamber and Development Company’s executive director.
A.J. Loss, Bush Construction president and CEO, left, and Angela Rheingans, DeWitt Chamber and Development Company’s executive director, look over the balcony space outside the former Iowa Mutual Insurance building, in DeWitt, Iowa. The building will become new apartments. CREDIT DAVE THOMPSON

“This is going to be a cool place to live.” Angela Rheingans shared that sentiment during a tour of the former Iowa Mutual Insurance buildings at 509 Ninth St., DeWitt, Iowa. If all goes as planned, the long-vacant, two-building business facility will be renovated and reinvented into a $15 million project. The major renovation project […]

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