Council to air resolution on housing program

November 02, 1992

The County Council will consider a resolution tonight on a program that will transfer 11 surplus county lots to developers who will agree to build affordable housing on them for low-income people buying their first home.

The resolution supports the concept of the Venture Housing Program. After county officials solicit proposals from developers and select those who will build the housing, the individual transfers of land will go before the council again for approval.

The first phase of the program calls for construction of houses on four lots in Lombardee Beach on the former site of the fire hall in Pasadena; six lots in the Ridgeway area of Severn; two lots in Morris Hills near Glen Burnie; and one lot in Patapsco Park near Brooklyn Park.

The resolution was originally scheduled for a public hearing at the last council meeting but was postponed after residents living across from the Ridgeway lots protested that the smaller houses built on quarter-acre lots would drive down their property values.

The council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Arundel Center.

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