As the economy continues to recover municipalities are looking at ways to create opportunities to build more affordable housing. That process will start later this year in Bethalto as Village officials are expected to discuss some changes in the Village’s zoning code that would allow for more affordable homes to be built.

Mayor Alan Winslow says the goal is to attract young families to the Village.

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Winslow says the current subdivisions with building lots available aren’t practical locations for a young family to build on because of the cost. He estimates the price range of those properties to be between $250,000-$350,000.

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