After two hours of discussion and debate, a majority of City Commissioners Tuesday voiced support to consider a pre-development agreement with Manhattan Housing Authority on its Downtown affordable senior housing project with National Church Residences.

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That’s Commissioner Wynn Butler.

The Housing Authority and National Church Residences are together trying to replace the deteriorating Carlson Plaza and flood-prone Garden Grove properties with a new 62 unit subsidized senior housing building across from a rebuilt 47 unit Carlson Plaza building at 5th and Pierre. Housing Authority Executive Director Aaron Estabrook.

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Mayor Linda Morse, though, felt rushed by the grant application timeline presented – joined by Commissioner Reddi in calling for the process to slow down and for the city to weigh all its options for the Downtown parking lot.

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City administration in October or November will present an agreement for commissioner consideration.