Winder’s older residents may have a new affordable-housing option on the horizon.
The Winder City Council on Tuesday night approved a rezoning application to pave the way for the development of 64 rental units for residents who are at least 62 years of age and who have limited incomes.
The council rezoned from B-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Zone) to R-3 (Multi-Family residential) 7.5 acres of an 11.4-acre tract off Hwy. 11 about 1,100 feet north of the Hwy. 53 split.
The residential development, known as Stratford Court, is to be built behind those commercial parcels. The site plan shows “boulevard entry” that will run from Hwy. 11 between the two commercial parcels and to the housing.
The development is to include 14 two-bedroom cottages and a three-story building with 50 one- or two-bedroom apartments. The density will be about eight units per acre.