In January, the Town and County purchased two lots at 440 West Kelly Avenue for the purpose of building permanently deed restricted community workforce housing. This neighborhood, located directly north of the Fairgrounds and south of the Cowboy Village Resort, was rezoned in 2018 for the purpose of providing denser, multifamily housing for our community workforce. This opportunity represents the first redevelopment project in the neighborhood.
In February, the Town Council and County Commissioners directed the Housing Department to release a Request for Proposals to develop the site and to require respondents to provide development plans for at least 15 units. In April, three responses were submitted - each response providing at least 15 ownership units for the workforce. The Housing Supply Board reviewed the responses, interviewed respondents, and recommended that the Town Council and County Commission award the project to the Roller Development, Tack Development, and Shaw Construction team. Their proposal provides 16, permanently deed restricted homes for our local workforce.
In June, the Town Council and County Commissioners selected the Roller/Tack/Shaw team to build housing at the site. Responding to feedback from landowners close to the proposed project, the elected officials asked the developer to bring back two options for consideration: one option with 16 units and one smaller option with 12 units. All of the units must be an ownership product and permanently deed restricted for the workforce.
On June 12th from 6 to 8 PM at 320 S. King Street, the developer will present draft revised designs to the public for feedback. If you are interested in this project, have comments or concerns to share, or would simply like to learn more, please consider joining us for this event! Light refreshments and childcare will be provided on-site.