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Open house event held for renovated Pinewood Manor

Morrow Realty Company held a grand opening and ribbon cutting following the completion of renovations performed at Pinewood  Manor Apartments on Bell Grayson Road in Demopolis.

The project as a public and private partnership between Morrow Realty and the Alabama Housing Finance Authority, USDA Rural Development, Housing Assistance Council, Regions Bank, and the City of Demopolis.

“We are thrilled with how Pinewood Manor looks and that our tenants will have the opportunity to live in these beautiful homes,” said Bonnie Corbett, Director of Property Management at Morrow Realty.

The renovations include 30 apartments and an updated community building designed for events and recreational activities. The cost of the project was $3.87 million, according to Morrow Realty. Morrow Realty President David Morrow said the project was made possible through an assortment of partnerships, including the Alabama Affordable Housing Association.

“This project shows what can be done when the public and private sectors work together. These partnerships allow us to do things that couldn’t be done otherwise,” Morrow said.

Speakers at the event included Demopolis Mayor John Laney as well as other elected officials, including State Representatives A.J. McCampbell and Ralph Howard, Demopolis Councilman Cleveland Cole, and Marengo Commissioner Jason Windham. Other speakers included Dr. Eddie Thomas, president of the WAAHC; a representative from U.S. Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s office; Nivory Gordon, Area Director for USDA Rural Development; Dondra Houlditch of the Alabama Housing Finance Authority; and Brittany Norris of the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce. Pinewood Manor residents Mary Varner and Mildred Huitt also spoke at the event.

 

(This article was originally published in the Wednesday, November 8 print edition of the Demopolis Times.)