New homes to revitalize Liberty Hill area

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - An older area of North Charleston will soon get a new look. Plans were announced Wednesday to build energy-efficient homes to revitalize the Liberty Hill area.

Ivan Greene grew up in the Liberty Hill and said for his family it's been a wonderful place to live, but he said because it is an old neighborhood, many homes are in need of repair.

"As things change with the economy and recession, it gets rough, so there's always room for improvement," Green said.

Members of the organization Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities are providing that improvement.

New, "green" homes will be built by the group to make the neighborhood nicer for the folks who already live there and encourage new people to move in.

"It's about sustaining the community and creating opportunities and choices for bringing the community into the 21st century," Robert Fludd, President of Liberty Hill Improvement Council, said.

In the coming year, LAMC plan to build six townhomes on McDowell Avenue off East Montague Avenue, and eventually they'll create 30 homes.

The organization will pay for the construction with its funds and then sell the homes.

Current residents will get the first opportunity to buy them, and many say new opportunities are exactly what this old community needs.

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