May 19, 2008
Albany -- A South Albany neighborhood is coming back to life long after being devastated by the flood of '94.
The City of Albany celebrated the completion of the Jefferson Street Housing Project Monday.
The city contracted with three builders to construct 12 homes in that area to encourage development after the flood. Monday an Americus couple bought one of the last three homes of this project.
"It's a new beginning for us. So we are just excited to be here in the area. There is a big park in front of the house, and we are going to enjoy it," said new homeowner, Torris Mann.
"It's what this area needs. It really is, to be rebuilt and brought back to life again, said Ward 3 City Commissioner, Morris Gurr.
Since the project's inception more than five years ago, several other private builders started constructing homes in the area.
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