More Affordable Housing Coming In

A workforce-housing-focused development, promoted as giving housing for individuals such as first responders and teachers, is coming to St. Johns County after obtaining approval from the County Commission on its 2nd shot.

The Commission voted 3-2 in favor of the plans at Tuesday's meeting. The development will likely bring about 190 single-family homes and roughly 130 townhouses south of State Road 16 and west of Masters Drive.

Commissioners Jeb Smith and Paul Waldron voted against the plans.

The authorization enables about 65 acres to be rezoned from Planned Unit Development and Open Rural to Workforce Housing. It's the first project to be approved to make use of the region's Workforce Housing zoning designation.

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