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Proposal would add 42 workforce housing units in Mount Pleasant

Staff //January 6, 2020//

Proposal would add 42 workforce housing units in Mount Pleasant

Staff //January 6, 2020//

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The project would be south of Winnowing Way in Mount Pleasant. (Rendering/The Berry Cos. LLC)

The Mount Pleasant Planning Commission has approved a workforce housing proposal that would amend the Gregorie Ferry Landing planned development to permit construction of 42 workforce housing units.

According to a mixed-use planned development and impact assessment, the modification would add 42 multifamily workforce housing units and remove 23,000 square feet of commercial use off Winnowing Way in Mount Pleasant. It would also increase the number of units allowed from 12 per acre to 12.18 per acre.

The modified mixed-use development would allow for the one- and two-bedroom units to be built in one three-story building. The complex would include an amenity area for residents, and the neighborhood would be walkable, with sidewalks, public courtyards and gathering areas.

The residential building would be located on the south side of Winnowing Way, according to the assessment.

Wendy Bauerschmidt, executive director of Housing for All-Mount Pleasant, said workforce housing equals economic development. Her organization seeks to create, encourage and support the development of attainable housing in Mount Pleasant.

“We know there is consensus in the town among elected leaders, public servants and business leadership that there is an urgent need for more workforce housing options in the town,” Bauerschmidt said in a news release.

Units in the development would be priced from $212,000 to $285,000, according to the assessment, which the assessment says would allow families with incomes between $40,000 and $62,000 to purchase them.

The proposal will have to be considered further by Town Council.