October 1, 2014

Edgerton City Council offers support for subsidized housing in town

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Edgerton City Council members agreed to offer their support for an affordable housing development on Jan. 23.
MRE Capital, LLC, plans to submit a housing-credit application with the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation for the construction of 48 apartment units in Edgerton, with all units intended for families. With state approval, the developer would offer tax-subsidized housing to residents of the apartment complex.
At the council meeting, a MRE Capital, LLC representative presented to the governing body a preliminary site plan for the proposed apartment complex, which includes space for future commercial development and significant landscaping buffers on two sides of the development adjacent to the closest single family homes currently existing.
The apartments would be located on the south side of U.S. 56 Highway
The location of the development would be on ten acres located on the south side of 56 Highway, west of First Street and east of Edgerton Elementary School.
The development would consist of two and three bedroom units with washer and dryer hookups, full kitchens, and other amenities such as a fitness room, onsite management and maintenance, green area, energy efficient design, a computer/business room, and library.
Edgerton currently does not have a significant apartment development.
After hearing MRE Capital’s presentation, the city council voted to approve a resolution of support for the project, meaning it is in favor of this housing project in Edgerton. The development is strictly in the preliminary planning stages right now and would have several more hurdles to clear before becoming a reality.
The next city council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Feb. 13, at city hall.

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