BROWNFIELD, TX (KCBD) - It has been more than 35 years since a new apartment complex has gone up in Brownfield. After city leaders felt there was a need so they went straight to work.
All you seen now are concrete slabs, but soon they will be apartments. City Inspector Mitch McElroy said it is the first complex in Brownfield not restricted to assisted living or low income housing since 1975.
He said Brownfield's working class will have new living options and expects the complex to attract younger city workers like policemen and teachers.
"Some of teachers live in Lubbock, so there's really no place for them to live here," says McElroy. "Anything new in Brownfield, we're all excited, but I've already had several folks comment on when it's going to be done…so it's pretty exciting."
Work has been underway for two years now and McElroy isn't sure when they'll be finished.