Development Services Director Talks Housing to Kiwanis Club

January 8, 2018

TUPELO, MS – The city is moving into partnerships that will develop the housing and improve the characters of neighborhoods in the All-America City.

City of Tupelo Development Services Director Shane Hooper (center) spoke to members of the Kiwanis Club on Friday, January 5, about All-America City partnerships that will develop housing and improve the characters of neighborhoods. With Mr. Hooper are Robin Haire (left) and Gena Nolan (right).

That’s part of the message Development Services Director Shane Hooper delivered Friday to the Tupelo Kiwanis Club during its luncheon meeting as he reviewed this week’s actions by the Tupelo City Council in purchasing property and moving toward options for selling property to two developers.

“Increasing the new housing stock in Tupelo is one of the keys to future growth,” Hooper said.

Earlier in the week, the Tupelo City Council approved two options for two developers to purchase property along Ida Street, Lawndale Drive and Monument Drive to pave the way for construction of workforce housing, if approved through the Section 42 Housing Tax Credit process, which will be awarded in August or September.