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Bids Being Accepted For Housing Program

Alexander County is accepting bid proposals for the Alexander County Housing our Teachers Project located at 16 West Main Avenue in Taylorsville. Bid proposals will be received at the Alexander County Administration Office at 621 Liledoun Road in Taylorsville.

In August of 2022, the NC Department of Commerce Rural Economic Development Division awarded a $650,000 Rural Transformation Grant to Alexander County Government to rehabilitate property located at 16 West Main Avenue in Taylorsville. The county will contribute $100,000 to the project, which is estimated to cost $750,000.

The project will renovate and develop the former Chamber of Commerce building into a commercial space on the ground floor, two one-bedroom residential units on the upper floor, and tenant storage areas in the basement. Based on research, the upper-floor residential units will be leased at affordable housing rental rates or 30 percent of the teacher’s gross annual income as defined by the federal government for affordable housing.

The street-level commercial space will be leased at Taylorsville’s average commercial rental rate. Bids will be accepted until Friday, August 11, at 1:00 p.m.

[Story and photos courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]