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Old 06-13-2016, 06:13 PM
 
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The authority has partnered with a Montgomery, Ala., real estate firm and a Northport, Ala., developer to eliminate about a third of Riverview’s units constructed in the early 1940s. They will be replaced with an 84-unit new low-income housing complex about two miles away at the intersection of 24th Street and 19th Avenue.

The new complex, which will be called Hidden Hills Trace, is not far from the Phenix City Intermediate School off South Railroad Street. It is near the old youth baseball fields in an area commonly referred to as Pumpkin Bottom.

The $13.8-million first phase of the project is possible because the Housing Authority has been awarded 9-percent, low-income housing tax credits through the Alabama Housing Finance Authority, which administers the federal program.

Work should start on the new development in nine to 10 months, with residents moving into the units in the summer of 2018, Mayrose said. It will involve the relocation of residents occupying 103 of 104 units on the far west side of the complex, and will impact nearly 300 of Riverview’s more than 1,100 residents, Mayrose said.

Meetings with impacted residents to talk about the relocation plan process will begin in the next week, Mayrose said.

“My No. 1 concern is how we communicate this to the residents and they are clear about what is happening and they have their own rights,” Mayrose said. “It isn’t a matter of Mary Mayrose coming in and saying, ‘Miss Jones, you need to get out of your apartment.’ It doesn’t work that way and it is not going to work that way.”

“What we hope to do is some relocation with those units so they become the last thing we demolish,” Mayrose said.

Many of those who are relocated will have the option to go into the new complex, Mayrose said. Some residents will be eligible for Section 8 housing vouchers, while others could be relocated to one of the five Housing Authority developments and 925 units, including Riverview, Mayrose said.

The second phase, which has no timetable right now, will be to redevelop the area that the residents will be vacating.

Over the next five years, the plan is to take down all of the Riverview units and redevelop the property for mixed use, Mayrose said.

Read more here: Phenix City to begin Riverview redevelopment project | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Phenix City to begin Riverview redevelopment project | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:57 PM
 
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Great move to lay some groundwork for redevelopment to come.
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA and Brookhaven, GA
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Hoping this leads to some nice redevelopment. Amazing how much is happening along the river.
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA and Brookhaven, GA
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Any word on the plans for that site? Prime location for sure.
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Old 06-18-2016, 11:45 AM
 
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Curious to see the development of the 200 apartment units on the Columbus side. That's where I think P.C would capitalize off of.
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