Pecan trees cut to make way for affordable housing

The lot on the corner of North 9th and North D was cleared to make way for 12 one-bedroom units. Four will be made available at market value and eight apartments will be income-based.

The state nut of Arkansas has four fewer producers owing to development on North 9th Road.

The Fort Smith Housing Authority received 12 building permits on Oct. 28, 2020, to constructing very affordable housing. With that arrived the clearing of 401 N. 9th St., which incorporated four pecan trees. 

The 12 making permits are for units that will present one particular-bed room models. Four will be priced at marketplace value and the other eight will be profits-centered.

The Fort Smith Housing Authority obtained permission to go ahead with this task from the Fort Smith Organizing Fee in December 2019 to insert to the 471 units the authority manages.

In accordance to Fort Smith’s Unified Improvement Ordinance (UDO), the Housing Authority will need to have to increase a specified amount of landscaping to preserve eco-friendly house within the city limitations.