Council approves housing developer’s application for new affordable seniors housing complex


The Plainview City Council last week approved a resolution allowing a real estate developer to go ahead and apply through the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to bring affordable housing to Plainview .

Chaz Garrett, with Salem | Clark, said the proposed project will consist of 40 units and tenants must be 55 years of age or older. The location will be at Andy Taylor Road and Highway 70.

“There will be a mix of affordable and market-priced units,” he told the council during a brief presentation of the project last week.

One-bedroom units are estimated to be in the $680 range, with two-bedroom units going up another hundred dollars, though these amounts are expected to vary based on market values. The development will be known as Legacy Trails of Plainview. Asked by councilman Teressa King if utilities would be included in the price, Garrett said no. Company-managed units are generally utilities paid for by tenants.

The company is the same one that developed Stonebridge Apartments, City Manager Jeffrey Snyder noted.

On Tuesday, the board was asked to grant support to Salem | Clark to apply for affordable housing for seniors. A decision from the state agency is expected toward the end of July. If approved, it could be another six to eight months or even a year before funding arrives.

Garrett has expressed interest on behalf of the business – which is owned by his father, Kelly Garrett – to move forward with construction as quickly as possible.

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