Jamestown Press: Group asks for 6 homes on Carr Lane

Affordable housing units spark concern

The planning commissioners last week were presented with plans from a nonprofit developer that wants to build six affordable housing units on a 1.3- acre lot at 91 Carr Lane. The proposal, however, was met by resistance from a group of neighbors with concerns about water, drainage and traffic.

The planners heard the details Sept. 4 during the pre-application phase, which precedes the masterplan presentation and public hearing. No decisions are made at this point, according to Mike Swistak, chairman of the commission.

“We're just listening and sharing ideas,” he said. “So, when they do come back for the next phase, they've heard what our thoughts and concerns may be.”

The proposal by Church Community Housing, a nonprofit developer that serves Newport County, would retrofit the existing structure into an apartment with three affordable units. The three remaining units would be built as single-family homes.

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