This February, Raleigh nonprofit DHIC Inc. submitted its plans for building 80 affordable family apartments at 1721 Legion Road.
Gregg Warren, president of DHIC, was volunteering in a panel for affordable housing in Chapel Hill when he was approached by concerned residents who knew about his work and wanted to collaborate on a similar project in the area.
Three weeks later, the company began navigating the process required for the project.
“We expect to get the approval from the town council in May. Then, we will need to submit our building plan, which also needs approval," said Natalie Britt, vice president for real estate development at DHIC. “Therefore, we are not going to start the construction until the fall, and the apartments won’t be complete until mid-2017.”
The apartments are geared towards low-income households.