The city of New Albany is working toward a long-term housing strategy. The city has hired Washington D.C.-based Patrick Costigan and the CF Housing Group to work with zoning, economic development and redevelopment officials on a planning document that can be reviewed by July.
Mayor Jeff Gahan says "we are looking forward to a practical plan for improvement to the public housing stock and a long term strategy for a healthier City of New Albany."
The strategy will be worked into the city’s larger-scale comprehensive plan, which is also currently underway. The city says the objective is to present a plan to Housing and Urban Development that "satisfies all public housing requirements and improves the living conditions for all residents and citizens of New Albany."
New Albany’s efforts will be coordinated by Director of Planning and Zoning Scott Wood and Director of Economic Development and Redevelopment David Duggins.