Scranton – Zoning Change Blocks Low-income Housing

Plans to build low-income apartments in one section of Scranton has hit a roadblock, at least for now.

City council voted unanimously to pass a zoning change that would stop those plans. The proposed low-income housing would have been built by a Delaware developer on 11 acres along Davis Street.

Neighbors who live all around the land said they don’t want it because they’re worried about traffic and the property not being cared for. They are thankful for the zoning change.

“We’re afraid the same thing will happen here that in time it will get run down, and the neighborhood will go to the pot then, right now everyone owns individual homes and they take care of them,” said Joe Bielski of Minooka.

Read more at WNEP

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About Bob Voelker

Head of the Munsch Hardt (Dallas law firm) Hospitality & Mixed Use Development Group, and former developer of affordable housing. I'm i
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