JAMESTOWN – The effort to build a new housing development on Jamestown’s north side is still underway.
That’s according to Patrick Morris, executive director of CODE, Inc (Citizen’s Opportunity for Development and Equality, Inc.) – who tells WRFA that a neighborhood meeting is scheduled for Tuesday night, Dec. 6, to provide details of the revised plan to construct the Jackson Spring apartments, which would be located between N. Main and Spring Streets – and just to the south of Crossman St.
Morris says the meeting will take place at the Euclid Gardens (28 Euclid Ave.) at 7 p.m on Dec. 6. During the meeting, CODE will provide details on the reconfigured building plans, which show the structure sitting closer to N. Main St. The revised plan also includes office space for the Southwestern Independent Living Center, Inc., which is currently located in that neighborhood – near the intersection with Eighth St.
The previous version of the Jackson Spring plan included a price tag of $11 million and would have include 45 apartments. It’s not yet known if that will remain the same under the new plan.
The Jackson Spring development is not without controversy. During the January 2016 city council voting session, more than a dozen residents attended to voice their concern with the project. Much of those concerns were addressed by Morris during a subsequent housing committee meeting in February.
CODE had applied for state housing funding to help pay for the project, but the application was turned down and so the Jackson Spring development had to be put on hold. Since then, the proposal has seen some adjustments and Morris said CODE plans to reapply for funding again in 2017.
Again, the neighborhood information meeting on the revised Jackson Spring housing development will take place Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the Euclid School apartments.