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W-S Eyes ‘Transformative’ Peters Creek Project

August 17, 2018

City Council members expressed interest in contributing $600,000 to transform the Budget Inn property on Peters Creek Parkway into workforce housing. The Peters Creek Community Initiative (PCCI) has been looking to acquire and transform the property for years and has an option to buy it that expires on Sept. 30. The motel has been a source of urban blight and crime for years that has made it difficult to attract development to the area. The majority of the City Council was present at Monday’s Finance Committee meeting, and they gave staff the go ahead to work on something for council members to vote on next month. “I don’t use this word lightly, but this is genuinely a potentially transformative project for the whole neighborhood,” said City Council Member Dan Besse, whose South Ward contains the Budget Inn. “… It would, in fact, change the nature of Peters Creek Parkway. The property it would be replacing has been a community eyesore for years.”

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