Two Hubbell Realty Co. projects won Des Moines City Council permission Wednesday to apply for state Enterprise Zone credits before the program expires June 30. Hubbell plans a $9.5 million townhouse development at 555 S.W. Seventh St. and is preparing the third phase of its Cityville project at 510 S.W. Ninth St. Hubbell is seeking $609,925 in tax credits for the Seventh Street project, which will have will have 38 units. The company is asking for slightly more than $1 million in tax credits for the next phase of Cityville, which will add 117 apartment units at a cost of $13 million. Hubbell plans nearly 340 units for the mixed-use project. Both projects will need approval of the city's Enterprise Zone commission and the Iowa Economic Development Authority. When it takes effect July 1, the new law will terminate the involvement of the local commissions in the tax credit approval process and open the program to areas of the state with housing shortages. It has been criticized by some local developers, but is seen as boon for the development of affordable housing and developments that might have steered clear of some areas of the state. The Des Moines City Council met in special session Wednesday to consider Hubbell's requests and other matters.