Housing committee talks about infill incentives, using CARE dollars and potential housing needed in Shannon as Ball Corp. grows.

Housing committee talks about infill incentives, using CARE dollars and potential housing needed in Shannon as Ball Corp. grows.

Wendy Davis, chair of the Special Committee on Housing, and City Clerk Joe Smith. From Monday afternoon’s meeting.
Monday’s meeting of the Special Committee on Housing heard more about incentives for infill housing development, potentials for using uncommitted federal CARE dollars to help with new housing, use of Tax Allocation Districts to help some developers and other ways to help relieve housing concerns. Also discussed were changes to the city/county development guidelies.
Additional talk was about targeting new subdivisions in areas such as near Shannon, especially with Ball Corp.’s current growth and the planned distribution center at Ga. 140 and Ga. 53. In April, the company announced purchase of 109 acres with plans for a 750,000-square-foot distribution center and 70 full-time jobs — with room to grow. Background
Committee Chair Wendy Davis also reminded the group about the upcoming public meeting on updating the Rome/Floyd Unified Development Code. Per an earlier city release, “The goal of this effort to update and simplify the city and county’s Unified Land Development Code. The public will have several opportunities to get engaged and participate in the process, starting with the Community Kickoff Event on June 15. Citizens are encouraged to attend to learn about the goals of the Rome-Floyd Unified Development Code project and to share ideas for the future. During the process, consultants from Town Planning & Urban Design Collaborative, LLC will be assisting the city and county with the project.”

>We’ll have additional updates when the meeting minutes are posted.

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