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      Proposed housing development clears one hurdle

      Macon City Council.

      Nearly 30 homes may be built in Macon very soon. That is just one of the many things the Macon City Council went over on Tuesday night.

      Council members approved several items. One approval was the request to waive the noise ordinance and permission to serve alcohol on premises outside the Macon Elks Lodge for its third annual luau fundraiser. The board also approved the updates to the agreement with the city of Macon and the Macon R-1 School District's school resource officer, which included employing him for 12 months instead of nine.

      The city council passed a resolution of support for the Maple Ridge Single Family Home Ownership development. This is a proposed housing development to be located between the National Guard Road and Kentucky Street. ??We call it workforce housing,?? said Developer Andrew Danner.

      Danner went on to say who besides veterans would benefit from the housing. ??Single mothers, SB40 and also non for profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) as a lead referral agency for the area to bring in other folks who need good stable housing and turn into ownership in the long term.??

      Andrew Danner spoke to the council about 27 home subdivision in the south of Macon. He said they would like to gain annex and develop through the MHDC Housing Tax Credits with the National Guard Foundation as a non profit owner.

      The proposed housing development still has a few more hurdles to clear before it becomes a reality.