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Jamestown Press: Downtown housing development plan hearing is delayed once again

For the second consecutive time, the development team for Stuart Sanderson, which is proposing 19 housing units at 70 and 78 Narragansett Ave., has requested a continuance before the planning commission.

Jamestown Press: Housing plan hearing set to continue

Emotions continue to run high as the debate about a proposed housing development on Narragansett Avenue has reached eight hours of testimony — with more to come.

Jamestown Press: Have your voice heard about housing project

The next meeting for the condo development project at 70-78 Narragansett Ave. is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. I am encouraging everyone to attend as I believe our community’s input will count.

Jamestown Press: Contentious housing plan up again June 19

If 19 housing units were constructed in four buildings on a single lot at 70 and 78 Narragansett Ave., traffic would increase by roughly 3 percent, according to a study by the applicant’s development team.

Jamestown Press: Council Oks $25.5M 2019-20 budget

Voters will determine the fate of a $25.49 million budget for fiscal year 2019-20 after the town council unanimously adopted the spending plan Monday.

Jamestown Press: Town loans $510K to help build three affordable homes at 91 Carr Lane

The town councilors Monday night approved a $510,000 loan for Church Community Housing Corporation, which will allow the nonprofit agency to develop affordable housing on Carr Lane without being subject to high-interest rates.

Jamestown Press: Carr Lane affordable housing advances

The town is in the midst of negotiating a purchase-and-sale agreement that would set aside 1.3 acres on Carr Lane for affordable housing.

The Jamestown Press: Town buys lot for open space, low-cost homes

The town has purchased property on Carr Lane to increase its stock of affordable housing while preserving the reservoir’s watershed.

ProJo: R.I.’s median house price rises by 10 percent in first quarter

Rhode Island was ranked as one of the country’s least affordable housing markets in March, while in the first quarter of 2018, the state’s median house price jumped by 10 percent, rising to $252,250. “Though Rhode Island’s housing market has not yet hit the peak reached before the housing downturn, strong price gains are affecting affordability, particularly among first-time home buyers,” the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said in its first-quarter market report, released Wednesday.

ProJo: R.I. allowance for ‘in-law’ units is little known

They’re sometimes known as “in-law apartments” or “granny flats.” But Rhode Island law gives them a more formal name: accessory dwelling units. On Jan. 1, 2017, a change in state law went into effect, allowing owner-occupants of single-family homes to build these units by right for senior relatives ages 62 or older. Previously they were allowed by right only for disabled family members. Since the law changed, some residents have made inquiries about accessory dwelling units, according to local building and zoning officials. But only a small number have apparently gone ahead with plans to build them.

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