HRA board rejects 24-home plan
The St. Cloud Housing & Redevelopment Authority board on Wednesday abandoned its long-standing plan to put 24 single-family homes on the Anderson Trucking Service site on Cooper Avenue. It did not select another project for the land.
HRA commissioners voted 4-1 to abandon the plan while attempting to use about $970,000 from state housing agencies on other core city projects. The financial offer tied to the 24-home plan expires March 1 and requires approval for another use. With no decision, the future of the Anderson land remains in flux several years after it was earmarked for the 24 homes.
The 24-home plan was rejected Wednesday because it was considered a poor fit for the land and unlikely to garner City Council approval. Neighborhood residents favored the HRA plan over two alternatives offered by developers,...