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Any residents or elected officials who want to see how a mixed income multi-family project can enrich a community would do well to visit the Birkhill on Main apartments in Murray. It is an affordable apartment community with market-rate rental units.
On any given day at Birkhill, you will find doctors, dental students and analysts for Goldman Sachs living side-by-side with international refugees and people moving in directly from the Road Home shelter.
If we truly want to help our neighbors overcome economic and social obstacles, why not provide the appropriate regulatory incentives that encourage developers to build these types of communities in our own backyard?