CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - 11 years ago the City of Charlotte struck a deal with the development group Pappas Properties to build 80 affordable housing units by the end of May 2018. Now the city is moving on with the space in South End.
The 16 acre space sits on South Blvd. next to the Scaleybark Light Rail Station. By now, its supposed to be filled with homes for low-income families.
“Everyone needs a place to stay an affordable place to stay,” says South End resident Gabriel Hadd.
In a statement, City Council member Braxton Winston said, “The City of Charlotte amended its agreement with owners of the Scaleybark property. There is still an agreement in place with Pappas Properties that will provide the use of a tract of land valuing at least $2.4 million.”
Pappas Properties says they will give back the two acres designated for affordable housing units. From here, the city will get the land appraised and is looking for a new contracting partner.