Broward County approves the construction of 18 single-family homes in the Franklin Park Neighborhood
BROWARD COUNTY FL – On Jan. 27, 2015 the Broward County Board of County Commissioners authorized the conveyance of 17 County-owned vacant lots located in the Franklin Park neighborhood of the Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD), to the Housing Finance Authority (HFA) of Broward County for the purpose of constructing 17 new single-family homes. The HFA will also construct an additional home on another HFA-owned parcel in the Franklin Park neighborhood.
The County acquired the lots along the south side of West Sunrise Boulevard east of Northwest 27th Avenue over several years with the goal to build attractive, quality homes that would enhance the single-family residential character of the neighborhood. Now that the real estate market has be-gun to rebound, the HFA agreed to finance the housing project along with funds received from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to build 18 energy-efficient three-bed-room, two-bath homes with a two-car garage. The Housing Finance and Community Development Division’s Purchase Assistance Program will be available to assist income-eligible homebuyers.
This project is consistent with and furthers the Central County Community Redevelopment Plan, approved by the Board on Oct. 23, 2012, and the Central County Targeted Planning and Economic Development Strategy for Northwest 27th Avenue.