‘We desperately need a home’ Garden City has suspended applications for industrial rehabilitation for six months

Garden City, Ga (WW) – Georgia Ports Authority has suspended all applications for industrial redevelopment.

Gardeners have been stopping for six months, knowing how to make the city more habitable.

Primarily because they are close to Georgia’s ports. You will find many industrial applications that take up little space to build many homes.

The city had to submit two applications to the City Council on Monday night, and some people are backing the decision.

“We desperately need a home,” said Monalisa Monroe, president of the Garden City Housing Group.

That is why the leaders of the Garden City are working on paving the way for industrial protection.

“If you don’t have a resident, you don’t have a city,” said Scott Robbider, city manager of Garden City. What we want is a roof and real citizens here, not just businesses.

According to the Garden City Manager, they were seeing a lot of industrial and commercial demand for housing.

“Sometimes a lot of questions a day,” says Robider.

He said the development affected the mayor’s house and how it could affect older and established areas.

“The warehouse was 150 feet from the backyard and I told Scott we had to do something,” said Mayor Don Tune.

It is a decision that the Garden City Homes team is grateful for.

“I was delighted to hear this because we were begging and begging for a division,” Monroe said.

The city said the ban would not please everyone.

“It has created some comfort for our developers and people who want to make progress here, but if we do not stop now, I do not know where we are going from here,” he said.

The housing team has been waiting to get started and this is the start they want.

Monroe said, “The first thing we want to do is do what we do best – renovate, renovate and hopefully in prayer, in the future 2023/24 … we want to start construction.

The Garden City Housing Team said this came at a time when they were looking for ways to use the $ 400,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Social Affairs for further rehabilitation.

Garden City will not be affected by any protection applications received before May 2.

The ban will include city leaders reviewing the comprehensive plan, changes to industrial property and contacting developers and builders.

When stopped, they will receive industry zoning applications, but will not take action against them.

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