East Greenwich Pendulum: Board continues review of affordable housing proposal

Allie Lewis | NOV. 17, 2018

Staff Writer

EAST GREENWICH-The Planning Board continued an ongoing review of an affordable housing project that is anticipated to receive a comprehensive permit.

“I see no real impediment in my mind that should stop this project,” Board Member Christopher Russo said at the close of the meeting, giving feedback to the potential developers.

The project, now known as Brookside Terrace, would introduce 96 affordable housing units on South County Trail. The residential development calls for four apartment-style buildings, as well as a freestanding club house on approximately 18 acres. The site selected for the development was previously singled out by the town as an ideal location for affordable housing units.

Nearly three decades ago, Rhode Island mandated a 10 percent minimum of affordable housing per district, and East Greenwich is still a ways off from meeting it.

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