Controversial project voted down in Liberty

Stalemate at tense meeting ends apartment complex proposal

By Rocky Nimmons

LIBERTY — A proposed apartment complex project appears dead in the water after a boisterous and contentious meeting of the Liberty City Council at the Rosewood Center on Monday night.

After more than two hours of debate, the second reading of an ordinance that would have approved the rezoning of three parcels of land inside the city fell short of the needed votes to pass.

A “yes” vote would have opened the door for Prestwick Development Company, an Atlanta-based firm, to move forward with the development of residential apartments.

The company, which specializes in using state housing grants to develop apartments, said the proposed complex would have featured a two-building, 40-unit development that would offer housing with an income cap of $22,000 for a single parent and $43,000

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