The Town of Mount Pleasant is considering an initiative that would entice builders to build and market "Work Force House". I serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission and we have given our blessing to be considered by Town Council.
Workforce Housing is affordable to low and moderate income families (those earning up to 120% of the Charleston-North Charleston MSA median family income, as defined in the schedule published annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development).
Several provisions of the ordinance:
1. The property must be at least two acres in size or greater. 2. The planned development must contain residential uses, of which at least 30% of the total number of dwelling units shall qualify as workforce housing pursuant to this section. A mixture of housing types as well as uses is encouraged, though not required. 3. Workforce housing units must be of the same type as the market-rate units in the subdivision. In the case of a development with two or more housing types, the type of workforce housing units must be in the same proportion as the market-rate units.
If you would like additional information about this program, give me a call at 843-442-2219 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org . For additional information about the Charleston area, visit my website at http://woodsflowers.com .