Manhattan City Commission considers Connection Cost Conundrum

Developers of 24 units in the Birchwood Villas addition on Scenic Drive are asking the city of Manhattan to waive connection fees for water and sewer lines in consideration of their “affordable homes” status.  Developers say the rental rates for the two to three bedroom apartments will be capped to keep them within the price reach of lower income occupants.  The total amount of fees to be waived comes to $24,726.

The commission will consider the proposal on Tuesday night at city hall during a special meeting and work session.  Full coverage of that meeting will be available on 1350kman.com shortly after the meeting closes.