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Affordable housing project for those who are 55-plus proposed in Flowery Branch
Complex would have 30 one-bedroom units, 29 two-bedroom units
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Flowery Branch City Council will hear a developer’s rezoning request to build a 59-unit apartment rental complex geared to residents 55 and older .

Flowery Branch City Council

What: Public hearing on proposed housing project

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Where: Flowery Branch City Hall, 5517 Main St.

Another affordable housing project is proposed in Hall County, this time an apartment rental complex geared to residents 55 and older.

A public hearing is set before the Flowery Branch City Council on Thursday night on a developer’s rezoning request that would allow for the complex to be built on a 7-acre site off East Main Street near Thurmon Tanner Parkway and Phil Niekro Boulevard.

“This project will bring rooftops and development to a portion of the city that we are eager to see further developed, while also addressing the need for local affordable housing for our seniors,” states a report issued by city planning director John McHenry.

The developer, St. Simons Island-based Clement & Co., plans to use a low-income tax credit program through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to build the complex.

The complex would have 30 one-bedroom units with monthly rents varying from $390 to $575 and 29 two-bedroom units with monthly rents varying from $460 to $675, according to city documents.

An additional unit would house the complex manager.

“It is important to note that this program does not involve rent vouchers, and it is not Section 8 housing,” according to the city.

Section 8 of the federal housing code allows subsidies to help low-income tenants pay for rent.

Several other affordable housing projects have emerged lately in Hall, including a 240-unit complex rejected earlier this month by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.

Thursday’s hearing will take place in City Hall, 5517 Main St., with the meeting set to start at 6 p.m.

The council is set to consider the rezoning on first reading, after the hearing. A final vote is set for June 2.

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