affordable housing

At the Summit County Council's annual retreat on Monday, members talked about where they see the county 12 years out.  As Rick Brough reports, that timeframe wasn't chosen accidentally:

Park City Municipal

Park City Municipal has eight new affordable housing units ready for occupants.  The city has a goal to build a total of 800 units in town by 2026.  The city allocated $40 million to the project while making it one of the city’s critical priorities.  City housing officials say they've allocated enough to cover about 150 units. Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City Planning Commission will review the city’s five-year affordable housing plan on Wednesday. Leslie Thatcher has more:

View the housing plan HERE

The Snyderville Planning Commission had their latest discussion on a mixed-use project Tuesday, proposed by Peter Corroon, along Rasmussen Road. Planning Commissioner Chuck Klingenstein said they're kind of excited by what it could offer. Rick Brough has more.

With just about every new housing development in the Snyderville Basin, a question is raised about affordable housing. Given the persistent nature of this issue, the county planners are updating their Housing Needs Assessment. Rick Brough has more.

Members of the Snyderville Planning Commission said they still have issue with the plan by Mountainlands Housing Trust to place affordable housing in Silver Creek Village. Their concerns are that the units are too segregated, but told Mountainlands director Scott Loomis that they want to work on a compromise. They said it's up to Loomis to pursue that route -- or to ask for an amendment to the Development Approval for the Village. Rick Brough has more.

After a brief discussion Wednesday, a majority of the Summit County Council agreed to endorse some federal tax credits that would support a plan by Mountainlands Community Housing Trust to develop affordable housing in Silver Creek Village. However, council member Doug Clyde expressed his fervent disapproval, since Mountainlands is still seeking an approval from the Snyderville Planning Commission. Clyde said giving a thumbs-up at this time is "beyond poor management." Rick Brough has more.

A parcel that the city bought for affordable housing will serve temporarily as a parking lot for Main Street employees this winter. That's the Homestake lot, near The Yard. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, Park City Manager Diane Foster and Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin discuss the Agreement announced for Utah Rooftop Solar and the rest of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Carol Clawson, a Heber City resident and competitor (along with her dog Kita) at this year’s Soldier Hollow Classic, has details about this weekend's Soldier Hollow Classic. Park City Hospital spokesperson Amy Roberts and the Director of the Live Well Center Kelly Woodward discuss the upcoming upcoming 5K-9 to help people and their pets live healthier lives. 

The first public hearing for the South Point Development drew a crowd of about 80 people, most of them critical of the proposal, before the East Side Planning Commission last Thursday. Opponents said the promised benefits aren't there, and that it will ruin the Brown's Canyon area. Rick Brough has more.