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 - .DENTON, FHA Approval Of $250,000 Housing...
.DENTON, FHA Approval Of $250,000 Housing Project Sought S'-Unil- Aparlmciit Construction Program Planned for Denlon Approval by the Federal HOU3- 13 Authority of n proposed $250,000 $250,000 apartment housing projrct i« be located on John B. Denton Street was requested by local agents of the builder and chamber of commerce representatives in a meeting with FHA officials in D.il- as Thursday afternoon. The group received r, yvcinise that FHA men would be in Denton next Wednesday to inspect the site of the proposed 32 - unit apa: t- ment project, which the FHA lias previously not approved. Construction of the apartmcats is being planned by A. T. Strong of Fort Worth. The site is loca'.cd two blocks from the high school nnd eight blocks from the public square. Chances For Approval Chances for approval of the project project were discussed with the FHA officials by Dr. H. E. Roberts and John Orr, local real estate agents, and O. L. Fowler, Rrley CVoss, Or an Monroe and T. J. Fonts, chamber of commerce representatives. representatives. 1 The apartments would'be in four buildings of eight units each and would be of fireproof masc'nry construction. 'Ihey would face John B. Denton Street in the block north of Panhandle Street. FHA approval has not been granted because the location v. ; as considered not desirable for apartments apartments but was considered desirable desirable for one or two-family dwellings, dwellings, R. E. Shepherd, district FHA director, told the Denton citizens Thursday. The site and other land In the area is owned by B. F. Daniel of Callus. Other housing projects are also planned for this section of the city, according to D;'. Roberts. Housing Need Stressed Chamber of commerce representatives, representatives, stressing the need for more apartments in Denton,' usked approval of the location or -i'jgges- tions for better locations to relieve shortages. Mayor J. L. Yarbrough hns previously by letter cited the .city's need for apartments. insanity the fathers, minutes Uic j General plans call for the open-, the j Snn formerly her hail motion ing of John B. Denton Street from Panhandle north to Highway 21 -and th6 paving of -this' and other streets, and extension of uti!i:ies a bridge at Panhandle and John B. Denton and straightening ol the course of a creek. Other housing projects for the nrca ,ire being planned by Daniel, Robe;U, Crr and other property owners. !;] I ^

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  1. Denton Record-Chronicle,
  2. 24 Oct 1947, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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