Builder abandons low-income project in Kings Highway

An apartment builder that was planning to apply for a tax credit to build subsidized housing on Stevens Forest Drive, near Rosemont Elementary, has backed out of that plan.

Councilman Scott Griggs told the Kings Highway Neighborhood Association the builder had submitted a pre-application for the low-income housing tax credit. The builder abandoned the application after Griggs indicated he would be unlikely to approve it.

“I want to set a tone of mixed-income, including market rate, on Davis,” Griggs said.

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In a recent North Oak Cliff town hall meeting, Griggs and council member Delia Jasso said they would be unlikely to approve tax credit funding to apartment projects intended for low-income residents.

Jasso says the city’s trend of allowing that in her district in the past has led to poor development and planning, particularly along Marsalis.

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