Albemarle supervisors approve Southwood performance agreement

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a performance agreement with Habitat for Humanity for the Southwood Redevelopment Project.

The project is a massive, public-private undertaking that will convert the Southwood Mobile Home park into a 120-acre mixed-use, mixed-income development. The performance agreement sets requirements for the county and for Habitat.

Among them: the county will provide up to $3.2 million in additional funding for the redevelopment, and will provide "dedicated staff support," including planners and a project manager.

The agreement says there must be 75 affordable units built by Habitat in phase one, and Habitat must return public funds if it breaks the terms of the agreement.

Habitat must also ensure and provide ongoing information to the county showing that Southwood residents aren't being displaced during construction.

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