By WECT News Staff
Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 3:20PM
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) –
Through funding approved by New Hanover County’s Board of Commissioners, 27 new homes to be built in Wilmington by Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity will have new sewer and water services.
The energy-efficient homes are planned to go up along Daniel Boone Trail in the 6300 block of Gordon Road.
According to a Tuesday afternoon news release, the county is paying $212,463 and the City of Wilmington is contributing $60,000 for a total of $272,463 going toward extending main water and sewer lines to the property. The money will also fund road improvements on Daniel Boone Trail, a dirt road without adequate turnaround space for emergency vehicles.
“The county will be helping to fund the extension of water and sewer service to Habitat’s new housing development,” New Hanover County Community Development Planner Julia Moeller said in the release. “The commissioners’ approval shows the county’s commitment to support workforce housing and affordable homeownership in our community.”
Cape Fear Habitat Executive Director Steve Spain said construction should begin in 2018.
“We are grateful to the commissioners for seeing this as an opportunity to further their investment in the county and in our homeowners, and for their commitment to affordable/workforce housing,” Spain said. “Securing this funding means that we can begin construction in 2018, and then 27 families in our community will be able to purchase and move into their own affordable home in the years to come.”
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