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Lamar County Commissioners Court approves tax abatement deal with affordable housing developers

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

The Paris News reports the deal amounts to $5.1M in capital improvements.

  • The Lamar County Commissioners Court has approved a tax-abatement deal with developers intended to address the affordable housing shortage in Paris. The Paris News reports that a Dallas-based group called We’re Going to Paris, LLC, plans to renovate 20 apartments in Paris. Other developers included in the deal are Sky-Mar Ventures, Enns Venture LLC, and Jeffery S. Brown. The properties include the former Westgate Apartments on 7th St. NW and others. The Paris News reports the deal totals about $5 million in capital improvements.
  • Greenville Independent School District voters will get another chance this evening to hear details about a large bond measure that will be on local ballots in the November 8th general election. The measure will appear on ballots as Greenville ISD Proposition A. Back in May, Greenville ISD voters rejected a $169 million bond package. The version that will go before voters next month is a $136.5 million bond. Most of the funding would fund the construction of a new middle school, estimated at about $105 million. A little more than $31 million of the package would go to the construction of a new early childhood center. Wednesday evening’s meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the L.P. Waters Early Childhood Center on Lee Street.
  • Delta County has enacted a burn ban, joining Fannin, Grayson, Collin, and Rockwall counties in banning outdoor burning.