The city broke ground on an affordable housing development in the historic Pine Street neighborhood on Wednesday.

“This development of affordable housing will be a great addition to the city of Conway, especially in a neighborhood that carries so much history," Mayor Bart Castleberry said. "We are very excited about this project.”

The housing development, which will be on the corner of Siebenmorgen Road and Factory Street, will have 44 housing units with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The units will initially be offered as rentals with a portion transitioning to owner-occupied. The project will mostly target income-qualifying families, city officials said.

Three of the 44 units will be for people with 30 percent area median income or lower; 32 will be for people with 60 percent area median income or lower; and nine of the units will be unrestricted.

DHTC Development's Tammi Creason and Debra Hart have partnered with Salter Construction, Inc. to oversee the project's completion.

The project is part of the city's $1.2 million investment in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to help revitalize the historic area.

Part of the city's investment thus far included land acquisitions, utilities, drainage, parking and sidewalk improvements. Officials said the improvements are meant to support further development.

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