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Berkshire Edge 8.10.18

Egremont to partner with Construct Inc. on affordable housing development

Friday, Aug 10 2018 | Terry Cowgill

Egremont — If all goes according to plan, the town of Egremont will have its first affordable housing development approved by taxpayers at the end of this month.

On Monday, the Board of Selectmen took an historic step when it endorsed the concept of creating an affordable housing development on town-owned land behind Town Hall. The selectmen unanimously approved the concept for inclusion on the warrant of a special town meeting to be held later this month.

“We think it’s an opportunity for the town to develop some affordable housing relatively quickly and cost effectively,” Bruce Turner, who chairs the board of selectmen, told The Edge. “And in the long run, we’re confident we will get our money back.”