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Council tables concept
Senior housing developers to return for possible support
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After some discussion Tuesday about a possible 80-unit low-cost apartment complex for seniors in Richmond Hill Plantation, the Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously to table to matter.
During the council’s regular meeting at City Hall, Dale Smith and Shane Doran with the Humanities Foundation, a South Carolina-based nonprofit housing developer, requested from the council a letter of support to submit to the state with tax credit application for the complex.
Council member Van Hunter said he hadn’t had enough time to look over the materials and requested Smith come back for the council’s June 19meeting. Council member Jan Bass agreed.
“I have to agree with Van, I was on vacation last week myself,” Bass said. “I do not have enough adequate information in order to review anything on the nonprofit.”
Doran explained the request did not have anything to do with the site plans or building elevations and was not an approval or disapproval of the project itself.
“We are not at a stage where we have plans or are we actually seeking a permit tonight,” Doran said. “We are here seeking approval just for the concept. Obviously we’ll have to go through a full process later — we understand that.”
Smith added the request was just for a letter to submit to the state Department of Community Affairs (DCA) with a tax credit application for the project. He said it would take at least six months before the project would be approved by the DCA.

Read more in the June 9 edition of the News.

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