Scandal rocks workforce housing plans
FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority’s $17 million civil lawsuit alleges that former director Jennifer McDonald directed that a credit line reserved for town and county projects be used for a $577,511 land purchase from her aunt and uncle.
The land in question, a 3.5-acre lot at the end of Royal Lane, was supposed to be the site of a 36-unit apartment complex for median-salaried citizens such as teachers and police officers.
No construction has commenced at the site, although the complex was expected to open by the 2018-19 school year.
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