Mayor Nelson discusses housing growth in Bryan

Published: Jul. 8, 2019 at 8:43 AM CDT
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The city of Bryan is growing and Mayor Andrew Nelson is excited about the future. On Monday, Nelson appeared on Brazos Valley This Morning, right before the city is set to discuss a new mobile home ordinance.

In April, the city approved measures that would regulate where new manufactured homes can be placed within city limits. The ordinance aims to limit the growth of mobile homes to mobile home parks.

Nelson says he asked city leaders to come up with a plan that would encourage mobile home owners to make the transition to more permanent structures.

"And it looks like there’s going to be a program where they offer some money for people to trade in a manufactured home where they’re going to help with the demolition cost," Nelson said. "And if you have a pre-set building plan, you might even have no permit or TAP fees."

Nelson listed several benefits for moving into a brick-and-mortar home, namely an appreciation in value.

The Bryan city council is set to discuss the new affordable housing initiative on Tuesday.