Copied from the DMN article:
"As part of its investigation, HUD explored other recent downtown developments, including the Lone Star Gas Lofts project. The first phase of that project converted offices at St. Paul and Jackson streets into 107 rental units for low- and moderate-income residents.
The net result was a concentration of affordable units in one building, HUD said.
By allowing that, the city “subjected persons to segregation, restricted access to housing choice, and denied persons the opportunity to participate in a program because of race, national origin and disability,” the HUD letter said.
Ted Hamilton, one of the Lone Star developers, said his company never intended to segregate lower-income residents from those who pay market value. Another 63 affordable units will be scattered over two residential buildings as part of the second phase of that development, he said. The complex also will include shared common areas and amenities for all complex residents."
I am hearing that folks are already circling the wagon on this project. Owners/developers/City, be prepared for what is coming.