2008-02-06 / Local News

City council OKs rezoning request

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Staff Writer larry@gaffneyledger.com

Gaffney City Council approved a rezoning request Monday that clears the way for the construction of duplexes for the elderly.

Paul Robinson of Vantage Development told council his company plans to build 40 affordable housing units on a parcel of land on West Buford Street.

The parcel was zoned for single family housing.

Robinson said the development will be eligible for tax credits because it will adhere to state guidelines, meaning the duplexes will be located in proximity to medical offices, playgrounds and supermarkets.

"You will be proud of the development," Robinson said.

The developer has similar housing units in Anderson, he said.

Robinson agreed to meet with city officials, including City Administrator James Taylor and councilman Tom Reid, who had concerns the housing units would be in the path of the proposed Stuard Street extension that will link Buford Street and Floyd Baker Boulevard.

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