Council weighs housing

October 19, 1992|By John Rivera | John Rivera,Staff Writer

The County Council will consider two resolutions tonight that will facilitate the construction of affordable housing for families buying their first homes.

One resolution supports the dedication of 12 out of the 29 units at the Bonaventure North development in Odenton as affordable housing units. The other supports a plan County Executive Robert R. Neall announced last week to give 11 surplus lots to developers who will agree to build low cost housing on them.

The Bonaventure North homes will sell for $93,500. Buyers who qualify will receive low-cost mortgages through the state Department of Housing and Community Development.

In order to qualify, a single prospective buyer must have an income of no more than $32,800, and a family of two or more cannot make more than $40,950.

The council also will consider a resolution, introduced by Council Chairman David G. Boschert, urging that the county keep the Circuit Courthouse in its present location on Church Circle in Annapolis.

"I feel that this is an economic cornerstone for Annapolis," Mr. Boschert said.

Mr. Boschert said he received dozens of phone calls in support of the resolution, many of them from local business owners, since he introduced it two weeks ago.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers at the Arundel Center.

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