What is Happening

Purple Vetch Properties, LLC, its affiliate companies, and investment team facilitated the acquisition of the Methodist Building in May 2013, and immediately following, hosted a well attended public reception in the store front to signify the launch of the next phase of life for this illustrious building. After closing on the property, the development team initiated a significant clean up of the building, inside and out, to both secure the building and ready the building for the next phase of historic preservation. (Hear Purple Vetch Principal Mitch Genser discuss plans for The Methodist Building on WSVX Radio)

Now that the acquisition is complete, principals of Purple Vetch Properties (PVP), its investment partners, and development team now continue to perform the not so elegant nor visible task of investigating site and infrastructure conditions, drawing up the necessary complex plans and specifications and completing third-party studies of every aspect of the building systems.

Purple Vetch is a 21st century company dedicated to sustainable building systems, energy efficiency, and improving the quality of life and accessibility of cutting edge technologies for its residential and commercial tenants. The implementation of these ideals into the Methodist Building, while preserving its rich history of the building and the community, are paramount to the design development phase of this recapitalization. Please click on the following link to learn more about our formative intentions for the Methodist Building : Early Stage Vision for The Methodist Building

Purple Vetch Properties is extremely grateful to Shelbyville Mayor Tom Debaun, Amy Haacker and Rob Springer, the former and present Redevelopment Directors, respectively, as well as the Shelbyville City Council and the Shelbyville Re-Development Commission for their guidance, unwavering and vigorous public partnership, and the financial support of our efforts with respect to The Methodist Building.

Although it may not yet look like the building is experiencing a transformation, the team continues to expend countless hours behind the scenes to build upon the signature asset of the downtown Shelbyville Public Square which we intend to help re-vitalize to the best of our ability.

Video Clip of May 15 2013 Public Reception in Methodist Building Store Front


Mitch Genser on WSVX Radio – May 16 2013

Mitchell S Genser on Giant 96-05-16-13

Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) Article  РJuly 13, 2013

Shelbyville Sees Spark of Revival Downtown