Roswell apartment residents fight new development

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ROSWELL, Ga. - Dozens of people are fighting a new Roswell development that would force them out of their homes.

The city of Roswell is looking to turn the Frazier Street Apartments into a high-end housing and commercial use property called Canton Street City Walk.

The housing developer Lennar Multi-Family Investors wants to buy the property for $14 million.

The families who currently live in the 150-unit complex said they cannot afford to live in the new property.

“They shouldn’t do that, because, where is everybody going to go?” resident Christi Calva said.

Roswell Mayor Jere Wood said the Roswell Housing Authority wants to expand affordable housing behind City Hall, but that expansion won’t be ready in time for the residents displaced from the Frazier Street Apartments.

“The city is not in a position to help those people,” Wood said.

Residents will be able to speak to city leaders about their concerns at several public hearings, including one on Thursday at 7 p.m.



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