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Habitat for Humanity will be able to build a new home in Plymouth in the next 12 to 18 months thanks to the generous donation of Jack Oliver and a zoning change approved by the Plymouth Common Council.


During Monday night’s meeting, Planning Consultant Ralph Booker presented a map of the property at the corner of Monroe and North Plum Street that Oliver is donating. The area has been zoned Commercial (C2) although to the north, south and east are residential homes.


The plan commission sent a favorable recommendation to the Common Council to change the zoning from Commercial to R3 Traditional Residential. The common council unanimously approved the zoning change.


Dean Byers, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Marshall County said, “It’s difficult to find affordable building lots in Plymouth. A wonderful donation like this is so helpful for habitat.” Byers said they are interviewing families right now for this home and should start in a year to hear and a half.