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Affordable housing development in Marble Falls gets green light from council

MARBLE FALLS — City leaders gave planners the OK to build an apartment complex they believe will provide the city’s workforce with much-needed affordable housing.

By unanimous decision, the City Council approved the site plan for the complex during the session May 17.

“They are going to be very attractive buildings,” Councilman David Ives said.

In other business, the council approved a rate hike for emergency medical services, the first in six years; and authorized a request from the Police Department to apply for a grant to purchase video enhancement equipment.

However, discussion of the Texas Housing Foundation apartment complex dominated much of the discussion during the council’s first meeting after the May 14 election.

The complex will contain 80 apartments and construction could begin as early as next month, according to Mark Mayfield, the foundation president and chief executive officer.

Most of the units will be occupied by “the backbone of the community,” including teachers, firefighters and police officers, Mayfield said.