Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Housing authority and the proposed expansion

From the MRJs Jesse Buchanan:

Residents of the Beachport affordable housing complex on Rumberg Road voiced questions and concerns about a proposed affordable housing development at the Housing Authority meeting Tuesday.

Discussion focused on the impact the 14 units of housing would have on traffic and the ability to exit Rumberg Road onto West Main Street. A traffic study conducted by the Housing Authority concluded that the addition of housing units wouldn't impact the situation which is caused primarily by heavy traffic on West Main Street....

Bruce Klein, the chairman of the Housing Authority, said affordable housing was attractive since it allowed people who work in town to afford to live there...

The proposed housing development must receive approval by the Planning and Zoning Committee and then funding must be secured. The project is ready to begin since all the design work has been done and he thought prospects for state funding were good.

Tim White

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