There are plans for new housing on four vacant lots on the southwest side of Manchester. Manchester resident and business owner Wes Schulte is planning to construct two buildings on the west side of South 8th Street between West Marion Street and West Jasper Street. Each building would include four two-bedroom units and four one-bedroom units with an office/den. Schulte says this is an opportunity for people to downsize and scale back on their responsibilities and maintenance of home ownership. The Manchester City Council recently agreed to rezone the property to R-5 Multi-Family Residential High-Density, which will allow Schulte to provide more dwelling units than the previous R-4 Multi-Family Residential Medium-Density zoning. Construction is expected to begin in the spring. Schulte says they have started a waiting list – if you’re interested, call 927-9004.