Housing Trust Group could team with the Broward County Housing Authority to develop affordable housing in Deerfield Beach.

The City Commission will consider the rezoning application for 11.95 acres at 3851 N. Dixie Highway, 500-730 N.E. 38th Court, 501-731 N.E. 38th Court and 500-750 N.E. 39th St. on Aug. 17. The vacant property is owned by the BCHA, which would develop it with Miami-based HTG.

The site previously had public housing that was demolished over 15 years ago.

The developer wants to rezone the property from “single-family” and “commercial” to “planned development district.” That would allow up to 155 homes.

The project, known as Tallman Pines, would be developed in two phases. There would be an eight-story building at 3851 N. Dixie Highway with 75 affordable apartments for seniors and 103 parking spaces. The rest of the site would be developed with nine single-story buildings with 80 affordable villas for residents of any age, plus 217 parking spaces.

Amenities would include a community building, a playground and a dog park.

HTG would execute a land lease with the BCHA, and the partners would jointly own the development.

Most of the apartments would be for people earning up to 60% of area median income, although some would be for people earning up to 80% of area median income.

“Affordable and attainable housing in Broward is so needed in today’s climate, so we made sure to offer a community that will fit the demand of the two critical demographics: families and seniors,” HTG said in a statement. “Although the site has been sitting vacant for years, it has always been earmarked for the provision of much-needed affordable housing to the community, and has been an ongoing development effort for BCHA. We are proud to have been selected by BCHA to meet that need.”

The senior housing building would have 40 one-bedroom units and 35 two-bedroom units. The villas would comprise 36 two-bedroom units and 44 three-bedroom units.

The developers are working with Fort Lauderdale-based Barranco Gonzalez Architecture, Pompano Beach-based planning firm Keith and Fort Lauderdale attorney Keith Poliakoff on the project.

Original Source: Housing Trust Group and Broward County Housing Authority propose affordable housing in Deerfield Beach – South Florida Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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