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An aerial photograph shows the four-acre Overton site at 229 Elkenburg St., in South Haven. The city, which owns the site, hopes to lure developers interested in constructing a mix of townhomes, stacked flats and multi-unit apartments or condominiums.

SOUTH HAVEN — If all goes well, more affordable housing could be available in South Haven within the next year or two.

City council members this week gave the green light to consultant Ryan Kilpatrick of Housing Next to proceed with accepting proposals from developers to partner with the city in building a variety of housing stock on the former Overton factory site.