Mountainlands Community Housing Trust

Tonight and next Tuesday are the final two Roommate Roundups this season. It's a chance for those who have a bed to rent this winter to meet up with prospective tenants. Leslie Thatcher 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.

The massive Silver Creek Village project will start to build residential units this summer that will include both market and affordable units. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, Scott Loomis, Executive Director of  Mountainlands Housing Trust talks about affordable housing at Silver Creek Village—the Homeownership 101 workshop---and the possible affordable project on Mayflower property near Richardson Flat. Park City School Board Member Andrew Caplan and Business Administrator Todd Hauber discuss Tuesday's school board meeting, including the budget and today’s board retreat Kimball Art Center Education Director Amy McDonald and student Sadie AbuHaidar discuss this year's Wasatch Back Student Art Show.

The Snyderville Planning Commission and the Summit County Council were scheduled to meet to hear a proposal to place an affordable housing development - more than 600 units - near Richardson Flat on property owned by the Mayflower Company., but the meeting was canceled. Rick Brough has more.

For the final Local News Hour of 2016, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Scott Loomis, director of Mountainlands Community Housing, reviews  the past year of affordable housing developments and a look ahead at 2017. Lisa Yoder, Summit County Sustainability manager, discusses the county's  waiver of  solar building permit fees, and other sustainability items. Brent Christensen with Ice Castles  talks about  today's opening at the Homestead today at the Homestead and Park City planner Kirsten Whetsone talks about the new Ivers Tunnel Building at Silver Star that was dedicated yesterday.

On today's Local News Hour, host Renai Bodley talks to Valley Behavioral Health director Dodi Wilson about Monday night's community forum on teen substance abuse and suicide prevention.  Then Scott Loomis, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing, previews tomorrow's ribbon cutting of a new affordable apartment project in Kimball Junction, "Richer Place Apartments."   And finally, Insa Riepen with Recycle Utah gives the lowdown on how you should get rid of unused prescription medications and why flushing them down the toilet isn't an option you should exercise.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Scott Loomis, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust about the new, affordable 28-unit Richer Place Apartments now under construction. Park City manager Diane Foster and Alfred Knotts City Transportation Manger discuss a proposed Interlocal Agreement to build new interior roads as part of the Park City School District's Kearns Campus. The Park City Film Series is showing unReal on Saturday night.

On today's Local News hour, host Leslie Thatcher talks suicide prevention with Geri Essen from the Summit County Health Department, Kathy Day with Valley Behavioral and Sam Walsh with PCHS. Assistant Summit County Manager Anita Lewis previews the County Council agenda for Wednesday.  County Planning Administrator Peter Barnes talks about the changes to Section 2.3 in the Snyderville General Plan. Recycle Utah Insa Riepen talks about a number of upcoming events. Scott Loomis and Erin O'Keefe talk about the open house with the newest homes built in the organization's Self-Help program.

In the next few months, there are several good opportunities to obtain affordable housing units. Scott Loomis, director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust, had the details in an interview last week. Rick Brough has more.

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