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Originally published: 2012-12-10 11:39:00
Last modified: 2012-12-10 11:39:00

Affordable housing project on council agenda this week

by Anna Oakes

The Boone Town Council will consider a rezoning request for a 72-unit affordable apartment complex this week.

The council and Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a conditional district rezoning request from United Developers at 5 p.m. Monday. The project is planned for a site on Clawson Street off of Perkinsville Drive -- the former location of the Clawson Mobile Home Park, which closed in October.

According to the conditional district rezoning application submitted to the town Planning & Inspections Department, the project would consist of 72 apartments in six two-story buildings, with 36 two-bedroom units and 36 three-bedroom units.

Bill Owen, senior site coordinator for United Developers, said some units would be for incomes up to 40 percent of the county median income, some up to 50 percent and some would be up to 60 percent.

The council will also consider Greenway Trail expansion priorities and amendments to the town code related to grease traps, pretreatment standards and sewer use requirements.

The council's meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. -- one week earlier than usual because of the holidays.