JOHNSONVILLE, S.C. -- Additional housing options will soon be available for people in Johnsonville.

The Johnsonville City Council heard plans in 2018 from Wade Jurney Homes, which is building houses, and the Trustmark development company, which is building apartments.

Wade Jurney Homes is building eight houses along Deborah Court in the Persimmon Fields community of Johnsonville. Johnsonville City Administrator Jim Smith said the company is about a month or so away from completing the houses in the subdivision.

“I’ve talked to the developer the other day," Smith said. "He has an option on some other lots out there in the subdivision. So that’s moving along quite nicely.”

The one- and two-story houses include two-car garages and have three to four bedrooms and two to three bathrooms. Bruce Milavec, Lowcountry division president for the company, said at a council meeting in December that he expects the price for the houses to range from the upper $120,000s to the middle $140,000s.

To view the floorplans for the houses, visit wadejurneyhomes.com. A virtual tour is also on the website. The homes are sold online, Milavec said.

The construction of a 37-unit apartment complex is also near completion in Johnsonville. Yorkshire at the Providence was projected to be complete the end of April. The property is near The Tackle and Shoe Box in Johnsonville.

The development will include 13 two-bedroom units and 24 three-bedroom units. Two-bedroom units will be approximately 1,000 square feet and include two bathrooms. Three-bedroom units will be approximately 1,250 square feet and include two bathrooms.

The units are income-restricted. Section 8 vouchers will be accepted, but Yorkshire at the Providence is not a subsidized property.

Smith said quite a few units have already been leased.

“The point is, some additional housing will be available in Johnsonville that hasn’t been available for many years,” Smith said.

In early April, the city of Johnsonville was also in the process of completing the Vox Water Tank Project. Smith said the $3.5 million project has been in the works for years.

The 300,000-gallon tank will be a major water supply for the city’s water system. Smith said it will also serve as a catalyst for a lot of the water expansion in the Vox area of Florence County, which is where the city can pick up many more customers.

“We just hooked up about 30 to 40 customers out in Whispering Pines over the last several months,” Smith said.

And the Vox tank will be a major supply for projects like Whispering Pines as the city moves forward.

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