City Council Approves Plan for New Southside Housing

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Spartanburg City Council recently approved a property transfer that will pave the way for new affordable homes on the city’s Southside.

In a 6-0 vote (Mayor Junie White was absent from the meeting on vacation), council approve the transfer of city-owned properties at 328, 330, and 334 Caulder Avenue to GA Management, an upstate minority-owned development team of contractors and real estate developers that plans to build two affordable and workforce housing homes on the properties.

Once completed, the affordable unit will be priced at $120,000 or less, with the workforce home priced at around $160,000. The city will provide closing cost assistance to the eventual buyer of the affordable home, which must be sold to a family at or below at 80 percent of Spartanburg’s area median income, which is $46,950 for a family of four.

Also at the recent meeting, council voted 6-0 to approve a new culvert replacement project on Saxon Avenue, near the intersection with N Center Street. HRH Services was the responsive low bidder at $64,080. The project will replace around 50 ft. of culvert under the roadway and is expected to take around 20 days to complete.

For more on the recent city council meeting please see the full video and roundup of live tweets below.

Prepared by the City of Spartanburg.