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Lancaster planners recommend rezoning for workforce housing

LANCASTER—The Lancaster planning commission on Thursday, October 19, recommended a rezoning change that could increase the supply of affordable workforce housing. 

The commission recommended for approval a rezoning request by Melissa Bunns-Carter and Alphonso Carter. If approved by the board of supervisors, the 13.589-acre parcel off River Road would be rezoned from limited agricultural to general residential. The change would allow for the development of approximately 20 lots with affordable housing, according to Bunns-Carter.

She added that she had previously spoken to the Lancaster 2035 committee about the project. “It’s something I’m passionate about. In order to keep this workforce housing, I plan on using covenants and restrictions to primary residents only,” said Bunns-Carter.

She also plans to limit construction to modular or stick-built homes. “No trailers or double-wides. It’s not something I have the appetite for,” said Bunns-Carter. A site plan has yet to be….

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