South County Independent: Council votes against proposed new housing units near sea wall
By Ryan Blessing | Staff Writer
The Town Council couldn't muster the votes this week to approve a waiver request that's necessary for a residential condo development that would include affordable housing units on prime property opposite the Narragansett sea wall.
By a 3-2 vote, the council opted not to sign off on a waiver request that developer Atlantic East, Ltd. submitted in May to the Sewer Policy Committee for proposed housing on the large vacant lot at the corner of Congdon Street and Ocean Road.
Atlantic East has proposed to renovate the interior and exterior of the existing apartment building, eliminating two of the 36 units in that building and designating 14 units to low- and moderate-income housing.
Courtesy of South County Independent