Council hears pitch for new apartment complex
By Linda Green

The Thomson City Council is exploring the possibility of an apartment complex on White Oak Road.
The council, in a work session on April 17, listened to a proposal from the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Landmark Group about developing a $5.7 million, 48-unit apartment village at 808 White Oak Road. It is the former site of the voter registration and human development center building, as well as the former recreation department.
Rex Todd, a Landmark representative, told the council that the group helps community development through adaptive reuse of historic buildings coupled with construction of apartment buildings.
He brought the affordable housing development proposal to Thomson because redevelopment and streetscape enhancement would place the property on the tax rolls and could help the city receive housing tax credits.
The housing proposal, he said, would augment Thomson’s long-range infrastructure improvement plans and investment by the community. “Our development can help give the community a reason to act now,” he said.
“In a statewide competition for DCA (Department of Community Affairs) housing tax credits, Landmark believes it is Thomson/McDuffie County’s time to get funded for affordable housing,” Todd said.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, April 24, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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