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Housing development on the drawing board for Grandview

GRANDVIEW - The city of Grandview is doing its part to facilitate a $2.5 million housing development at Pleasant Avenue and Elia Loop.

The development is a project by Catholic Charities Housing Services, which acquired a grant to build 16 single family homes on 2.69 acres in Grandview already zoned for a subdivision.

Grandview City Clerk Anita Palacios said the homes will sit across the street from an apartment complex the charity built in the area a few years ago.

Money for the project is coming from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. However, the grant stipulates that funds must be funneled through the local municipality, which in this case is the city of Grandview.

"They're doing the project, but because they're not a municipal entity they couldn't do the release of funds on their own," Palacios said of Catholic Charities Housing Services.

Besides serving as a go-between for the funds, the city of Grandview also conducted its usual environmental review of the project and found it will have no significant impact on the environment.

Grandview is scheduled to release the money to the Catholic charity on Friday, April 30.

Currently there is a public comment period where any individual or group can submit written comments on the housing project or the city's environmental review.

Comments must submitted by April 30 at Grandview City Hall, 207 West Second Street.

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