Safe shelter groundbreaking event held
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Sen. Greg Reed (R-Jasper) speaks during an open house event held on Sept. 27 at High Forrest Apartments in Jasper.  Photo by: David Lazenby
Sen. Greg Reed (R-Jasper) speaks during an open house event held on Sept. 27 at High Forrest Apartments in Jasper. Photo by: David Lazenby
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Several state and local dignitaries were in attendance for a recent open house ceremony at High Forest Apartments where a storm shelter is being constructed.

The developer, David Morrow of the Morrow Companies, acknowledged and thanked the residents, elected officials, and those in the community responsible for the success of the property. The elected officials who attended the ceremony celebrated the new development, its economic impact, and the affordable housing alternatives provided and needed in the area.

Those in attendance for the Sept. 27. event were State Sen. Greg Reed (R-Jasper) State Rep. Richard Baughn (R-Lynn), Paul Housel of Congressman Robert Aderholt’s office, and Jasper City Councilor Morris Studdard. Chris Hert from the Alabama Housing Finance Authority along with David McCullum and Michael Nixon of Regions Bank, who provided financing for the development were also present.

The ceremony concluded with a groundbreaking for a new safe shelter to be located on the property, which is the first of its kind in Walker County since the storms. It will serve as an additional activities room. It will also allow occupancy for 138 persons in times of inclement and dangerous weather.

Leasing at High Forest Apartments has been swift and currently the complex has a waiting list. The development includes one, two and three bedroom apartment homes located on approximately 10 acres on High Forest Lane off Airport Road. Residents enjoy amenities such as a clubhouse, safe shelter (under construction), exercise room, computer center, security cameras, and gazebo with picnic tables and grills. Gail Dover, the resident manager lives onsite and provides the daily management and social activities for the development. Interested persons may visit or call her at 387-9790.