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Housing development planned near Greggton

Housing development planned near Greggton
Longview News-Journal
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 10:15am

A developer of manufactured home communities learned Tuesday that his third try at building such a neighborhood on Stevens Street might be the charm.

Twice in the past year, the city has rejected Michael Dunn's plans to build as many as 15 manufactured homes in the industrial Greggton area neighborhood off West Marshall Avenue.

On Tuesday, the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended his amended special use permit application for approval. The City Council will consider Dunn's request on Sept. 8. Dunn will need a simple majority of council members to get his permit.

In June, he needed a 75-percent majority vote of the council because some neighbors to his property on Bois D'Arc Street opposed the plan. Council members split 3-3 on the request, killing Dunn's application.

This time, Dunn asked for a permit merely for the first phase — five lots for manufactured homes on Stevens Street. No one spoke in opposition to his plans at Tuesday's meeting. In fact, Dunn brought a letter from one woman who opposed his permit in June.

In the letter, the woman apologized for citing erroneous information about residents in Dunn's manufactured home community in White Oak, Dunn said.

Dunn said he will continue working with neighbors to gain support to build future phases of the project along Bois D'Arc Street.

Plans for the five units on Stevens Street call for one driveway from Stevens for entrance and egress that has been approved by the Longview Fire Department, Dunn said.

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