Zoning Approved For Controversial Habitat For Humanity Subdivision

By Emma Koch

Zoning Approved For Controversial Habitat For Humanity Subdivision

April 26, 2013 Updated Apr 26, 2013 at 3:39 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- The zoning change that was needed for a proposed $10 million Habitat for Humanity subdivision was approved by the Allen County Commissioners Friday.

The non-profit organization's first-ever major housing subdivision, Fuller's Landing, will be comprised of 120 three-bedroom ranch and two-story houses. Most of the home will span 1,100 square feet and cost between $108,000 to $116,000.

Neighbors raised complaints that an affordable-housing addition would create several problems including lower property values. But Department of Planning Services staff assured commissioners that based on the square footage the homes proposed have comparable or higher values than those in the neighboring subdivision, Raven's Croft.

The development on W. Cook Rd. will cover 39 acres of land.

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