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Low-income housing project in Santa Maria on hold as neighbors raise concerns

Posted at 6:19 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 22:47:29-04

A project to build low-income housing in Santa Maria is being tabled after some residents raised concerns about parking and other issues.

Last October, the city council approved the Cox Bungalows project as a senior housing complex.

The plan now is to build housing for people with special needs.

With 30 proposed units and just 14 parking spaces, neighbors are concerned there aren’t enough parking spaces for the project.

The Santa Maria Planning Commission also wants to clarify what encompasses special needs.

If a new plan moves forward, the project is estimated to cost $8.6 million from operating reserves and low-income housing tax credits. It would be located at Cox Ln. and Blosser Rd.