HOUS­ING

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The city has worked with the South Rome Re­de­vel­op­ment Corp. as its de­vel­oper for the homes and the cor­po­ra­tion will con­tinue to play that role, though Fox ex­plained that new hous­ing may be con­structed out­side of South Rome.

“West Rome might be a good test mar­ket for us,” Fox said.

She re­ported that all of the new homes will be three-bed­room, two-bath homes, built in a cot­tage style, us­ing plans pur­chased from an ar­chi­tect in Sa­van­nah.

It’s un­clear how many new homes will be con­structed, be­cause the price of hous­ing ma­te­ri­als is cur­rently higher than it has been, in part due to the cost of re­build­ing in the wake of Hur­ri­cane Florence and an­tic­i­pa­tion of dam­ages from Hur­ri­cane Michael.

Lots for four ad­di­tional new homes that will be con­structed on Pol­lock Street in South Rome will be graded out be­fore any con­struc­tion bids for those home are sought. Those homes will be built us­ing a ranch style, sim­i­lar to the five homes on Wil­son Av­enue. Fox said that the lay­out for each lot could dif­fer as a re­sult of el­e­va­tion dif­fer­ences.

/ Doug Walker

City Com­mis­sion­ers Randy Quick (left) and Wendy Davis lis­ten to a re­port on hous­ing dur­ing a meet­ing of the Rome Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Ser­vices com­mit­tee Tues­day.

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