New Three Story, 50 Unit Apartment Complex Under Construction In Century

February 13, 2017

Land clearing is underway for a new 50-unit apartment complex is planned for Century.

“Century Park Apartments” is being constructed on Second Street, which is the entrance to the parking lot of of the Billy G. Ward Courthouse.

Plans call for two, three-story buildings and 125 parking spaces. Sixteen of the apartments will be 984 square feet with two bedrooms and one bath, while 22 will be 1,119 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths. There will also be 12 apartments with 1,291 square feet with four bedrooms and two baths.

Some of the apartments will be reserved for low income residents

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21 Responses to “New Three Story, 50 Unit Apartment Complex Under Construction In Century”

  1. Jack hutson Dr on February 16th, 2017 9:50 pm

    I think new housing fine , but also would like to ask if local people will be hired to help in construction of these apartments. God knows Century may need better housing , but they need jobs as well and we have labor’s we have brick Mason’s electrician and so on , why should all outside people be used before them?

  2. Jacqueline Hayes on February 16th, 2017 6:26 pm

    Just because these APARTMENTS may be classified as low income don’t mean that decent, honest, hard working people should be stereotyped. It folks who rush to judgement who are “Low class” no matter how much money you make. Century is my home and I’m glad to see something positive happen. Everyone deserves decent, safe and affordable housing.

  3. Andrew Gilbert on February 16th, 2017 5:49 am

    Low income subsidized means the tax payers are paying and the crime rate will increase. Look around at all past and future apartment complexes in this county and that is EXACTLY what you see. This isn’t a statement picking on the underprivileged, it’s a statement of experience. I worked as a maintenance man for a company that was contracted to work at these complexes and I was afraid for my safety so many times. Thugs don’t care, they want what you have and they take it. Once it becomes low income subsidized, it goes down hill from there. Regular renters wont move in do they subsidize more and more. Before you know it, there will be a wall with razor wire built around it. Poor decision!

  4. Jay` on February 14th, 2017 6:08 am

    Get ready for a tax increase to pay the rent for they people, Really you have nothing to offer and a failing water system and now you going to throw up a apartment complex that most will never be able to afford .I se a new ghetto coming to town

  5. northend resident on February 14th, 2017 12:07 am

    Makes you wonder where the money is coming from and who is paying for it since that was not mentioned in the news. ???????

  6. Kci on February 13th, 2017 10:43 pm

    What makes everyone start out with negative comments? Something new and improved for our community and we make negative comments before the apartments are even built. The people who may need low income housing are not the problem. It’s the people who constantly try to stereotype the less fortunate negatively are the real people with problems. Get off your high horse and contribute more to your community. Try and make a difference instead of judging others based on stereotypes! BTW….I’m a local homeowner who understands the struggles first hand that some people face before being able to become successful. #nonegativity

  7. Shay on February 13th, 2017 6:18 pm

    I’ve been poor and homeless with children and I wouldn’t and didn’t stay in the projects. I didn’t need housing that bad and did I say I WAS HOMELESS WITH CHILDREN.

  8. anne 1of2 on February 13th, 2017 5:44 pm

    I’ve been in both and worked with both. I would like to think these will be regular apartments but I think we all know better.All I can say (without clicking on more photos) is they need to get a clue and put the 4 bedroom downstairs, 3 bedrooms on the second floor and the small places on the third floor. With the 2 heartbeats per bedroom law, that could mean 6 kids in the four bedroom. No one wants to listen to that much noise overhead. The tiny apartments get the peace and quiet the 3 floor affords..

  9. Brian on February 13th, 2017 4:07 pm

    @southerner

    No such thing as “government subsidized”. It will all be tax payer subsidized

  10. Elmo on February 13th, 2017 4:06 pm

    Many citizens are complaining about the government taking care of illegal aliens and are demanding that the government to take care of our own, so stop crying whenever they give you what you’ve been crying for.

  11. mike on February 13th, 2017 3:55 pm

    A short walk to the courthouse, alright! :D

    Call it what it is, a projects. Poor people need a place to stay too. God forbid the rest of you had to walk a mile in their shoes. :(

    Rock on, Century!

  12. tax payer on February 13th, 2017 1:03 pm

    Escambia Arms, Truman Arms… now Century Park.

  13. chris in Molino on February 13th, 2017 12:01 pm

    @CW– i agree 100%.
    @tg—- No felony arrests for renters does nothing really. Someone with a clean record rents and then a felon moves in as a roommate. The property manager can never really pinpoint it and cannot verify if they could. This isn’t a police state yet, they can’t stop people and frisk them and ask what apartment they stay at & require proof. And with section 8 there also, there will be people everywhere.

  14. Retired on February 13th, 2017 11:48 am

    Go Century!
    @Avis
    AMEN!!

  15. WES on February 13th, 2017 11:34 am

    @southerner “Is it government subsidized?”

    Next to the courthouse and bus station in Century, pretty sure it will all end up Section 8 housing.

  16. Duke of Wawbeek on February 13th, 2017 9:44 am

    I would suppose that the low income reservations are simply a matter of geography and default.

  17. CW on February 13th, 2017 9:33 am

    @southerner

    I think I remember reading that a percentage of them will be section 8 (subsidized). The problem is that people who can afford to pay the full price aren’t going to want to live next to section 8 renters, so likely the whole place will end up being section 8.

  18. Avis on February 13th, 2017 9:31 am

    This is a good move in the right direction. How long has housing construction in and around Century been a distant memory? Just a reminder for those who may look down on renters. Not everyone who rents is a chronic welfare burden. That’s an undeserved stereotype. Everybody deserves a decent place to live and call home. When the rental market looks like slums you’re only going to get renters who are comfortable in that environment. A little upgrade is in order. Go Century.

  19. southerner on February 13th, 2017 8:31 am

    Is it government subsidized?

  20. 429SCJ on February 13th, 2017 7:46 am

    Difficult to imagine that Century would have a housing shortage?

  21. tg on February 13th, 2017 7:40 am

    Be sure to start out with drug screening and no felony arrest for renters.





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