Changes to the exterior design of part of a proposed housing project on Genesee Street led city Planning Board members on Monday to delay action for at least two weeks so they can hold another public hearing on the plan.
Mt. Aaron Baptist Church has proposed an affordable housing community called Mt. Aaron Village, which calls for a 50-unit senior apartment building and 16 two- and three-bedroom townhomes on 19 vacant parcels at 695 Genesee St. The project received zoning variances earlier this month, and the Planning Board had previously reviewed it, but architects changed the facade along Genesee St. and added new entryways, so a new hearing was needed.
Separately, Hispanics United wanted approval for its new La Plaza senor housing community at 253 Virginia St., with 46 units of affordable housing, but asked for a two-week delay before it comes back for a final vote.