Reader’s View: The Roper Lofts recognized by NPA



Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development Inc. would like to thank the Noblesville Preservation Alliance for recognizing The Roper Lofts with the 2011 Exterior Rehabilitation Award. The award was presented to HAND at the Alliance’s annual dinner on Feb. 11.

The Roper Lofts consists of two buildings in the 300 block of South Eighth Street. These historic buildings underwent a massive transformation taking them from vacant, dilapidated buildings to attractive additions to the Eighth Street corridor. A great deal of work and reconstruction took place on both buildings. In the end, not only was HAND able to provide eight affordable one-bedroom apartments and two commercial office spaces for nonprofit organizations, but also recreated facades that provide the charm and appeal reflective of their past. Completing this type of project was rewarding, and receiving this award makes it even more special.

The HAND Board of Directors and staff members offer their sincerest thanks to the NPA. HAND also thanks The Hamilton County Commissioners – Community Development Block Grant Program, the city of Noblesville Façade Grant Program and State Farm, which funded The Roper Lofts Project.

HAND’s mission is to create and promote affordable, quality housing and to educate the community about housing needs. HAND achieves its mission through the development of affordable apartment communities, such as The Roper Lofts. For more information about HAND or The Roper Lofts, contact the HAND office at 674-8108 or e-mail

Stephanie Burdick
HAND Inc. executive director