Holding a ceremonial shovel in his hand while wearing a hard hat, Rick Miller shoveled some ceremonial dirt Tuesday morning in Fort Myers, where his company finally celebrated the groundbreaking of an affordable housing project that has been in the works for years.
St. Peter Claver Place Apartments has been planned for seven years. “We spent two years rezoning the land,” said Miller, president of National Development of America Inc. “Then it took five years to get the funding. It’s very complicated. We have five different forms of funding.”
The apartments will open in two phases, with phase one having 136 units and opening by the end of this year and phase two having 76 units, making for a total of 214 units.
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