Proposed Low-Income Housing Development Plan Are a No-Go
Proposed plans of a low-income housing development in Pleasant Grove were killed on Monday - One by the proposing developer, and the other by City Council.
Both proposed projects were basically killed before ever beginning, according to the Texarkana Gazette. MVAH Partners withdrew its request for an apartment complex that would have been located at Galleria Oaks Drive and Cowhorn Creek Road. The council was split on a vote to object another proposed project planned for Clear Creek Drive and Summerhill Road.
The Texarkana Gazette reported the following:
After a resolution of support for the Summerhill complex failed on a tiebreaking vote from Mayor Bob Bruggeman, the council approved a resolution objecting to it. The second vote again came down to a tiebreaker cast by Bruggeman.
According to reports, Council members Mary Hart, Jean Matlock and Christie Alcorn voted for supporting the project on the first vote, and Josh Davis, Bill Harp and Betty Williams voted to object on the second.
The votes came after 20 residents spoke out with their thoughts about the low-income housing proposals at a public hearing on the matter.