Affordable Housing Project for Downtown Midland Shut Down

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - An affordable housing project slated for downtown Midland has been stopped dead in its tracks.

Earlier this month, the Midland City Council approved a zoning change for the Brownstone's.

They were expected to go up on South Pecos and Marienfeld and would have 70 units and a clubhouse.

However plans have changed.

Both the city and the developer applied for a state tax credit and were shut down.

The state said they just didn't have the resources to fund the project.

Councilmen John James says our area is so economically vibrant that housing is up and that's displacing workers who can no longer afford to live here.

"The need is really dire here for affordable housing. We tried to make that case at the state hearing on this topic and unfortunately they decided to stick with their original recommendation," Councilman John James, said.

But this isn't necessarily the end of the project.

James says the city will apply again next year.