Charlotte City Council to discuss affordable housing deadline


CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — Charlotte City Council Monday will decide what to do next about an affordable housing contract. 

The deadline for affordable housing developers with Scaleybark partners, the Pappas Properties Development Group, to build 80 affordable housing units by the end of May 2018 is coming to a close. 

About $2 million and more than 10 years later — the apartments have not been built. The empty 16 acre space sits on South Blvd. next to the Scaleybark light rail station.

Charlotte City Council could ask for their money back, but building more affordable housing is a priority for city leaders and a key promise they made in a letter to the community after the Keith Lamont Scott protests and city unrest. 

Voting on the 60-day extension is planned for Monday night’s meeting. 

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