Block Island Times

Housing Board eyes next development project

With the Cherry Hill Lane subdivision project completed and occupied, the Housing Board is wasting no time in its efforts to identify the next phase of the island’s affordable housing needs.
To that end, the Board is putting the finishing touches on a new island-wide survey that will help guide the board in its process to design and build the next housing project, which will occupy an undeveloped parcel of land across from the Ball O’Brien Park on West Side Road. The Housing Board discussed its survey and the Ball O’Brien property at its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Board member Rosemary Tobin had sent copies of the draft survey to the other members of the board for discussion purposes. When the survey is issued, board members agreed that it should be made available to as many outlets as possible to ensure that it is seen and taken by as many island residents as possible.
“We’re doing this to inform our planning and decision-making for future developments, most specifically the West Side Road property,” said Board Chair Cindy Pappas. “We want to know who is our client and how we can best serve their needs. What we need

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