Neighbors Speak Up Against Monroe School Housing Plan
By Jill Kasparie, Reporter
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Neighbors are standing strong against a plan to build a new housing development where Monroe School sits.
The school building has been empty since last year when the district closed it during redistricting. The Affordable Housing Network wants to purchase the building to create affordable housing. The plan is to create 19 three and four-bedroom apartments on the property. It also includes building 24 single-family homes. The Affordable Housing Network says these are living spaces that the city needs.
The school board held its public hearing on the school’s future Monday night. The board is expected to vote on whether to approve the sale of the building to the Affordable Housing Network for $250,000 during the meeting.
Neighbors are concerned about traffic, crime and property values associated with this plan, if it moves forward.
KCRG-TV9’s Jill Kasparie will have the details tonight at 10:00.
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