Alders rip plan to separate affordable housing units

A plan to place affordable housing units on separate floors of an apartment building in the Judge Doyle Square project has raised the ire of alders on the city’s Finance Committee, according to a report in The Capital Times.

The objections were best illustrated by alder Donna Moreland, who says she’d rather have no affordable housing than make a disparate situation for people.

The city is reviewing a $52 million proposal Gebhardt Development that would create 196 total units and 26,000-square-feet of commercial space in a tower over the city’s new parking garage. In June, Gebhardt’s proposal, which would add the most affordable housing units, was chosen over competing plans by Stone House Development for a 159-unit apartment building and Mandel Group for 150 housing units.

The Gebhardt plan included more than twice as many affordable units as either the Stone House or Mandel Group proposals.