TARPON SPRINGS — The City Commission has paved the way for a new affordable housing development in the city.
The commission voted 4-0 recently in favor of a site plan application, as well as a right-of-way vacation, that will allow a developer to replace the 61 Mango Circle Apartments units with a new development featuring 71 units and a clubhouse. That development is named as Eagle Ridge Apartments, a multifamily redevelopment project of the Tarpon Springs Housing Authority.
According to Planning and Zoning Director Heather Urwiller, the project consists of "a complete teardown and renovation" of the property, off U.S. 19 just south of E Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
With Commissioner Rea Sieber absent, the four commissioners present were all in favor of the application. This is a project the city needs in order to have affordable housing, Mayor Chris Alahouzos said.