Moab City Planning Commissioners last week forwarded a positive recommendation on a compromise ordinance proposal that would give city officials leeway on individual projects to approve, on a project-by-project basis, loosening of the rules that bind lodging developers as they build workforce housing.
Local resident Aaron Thompson has set a new standard for building sustainable housing in Moab. He recently completed construction on and moved into a new house for his family in Spanish Valley, achieving one of the country’s highest standards for energy efficiency.
This story is paired with a related story about Moab’s first passive house.
Heavy equipment operators began moving dirt in the 2000 block of Spanish Valley Drive, home of the 300-unit affordable housing development known as Arroyo Crossing. The Moab Area Community Land Trust project is one of the more ambitious affordable housing projects in the county.
Rather than rush forward into the great unknown, the City of Moab will take a more cautious approach to building an affordable housing complex on Walnut Lane.
Proposed requirements could put a damper on new lodging developments if they are ultimately approved by the Moab City Council. The proposals, discussed during a special meeting last week, are in regard to renewable energy, maximizing on-site capture of rainwater, and creating spaces for shuttle stops.
The Housing Authority of Southeastern Utah had a fairly good year in 2019, according to a report offered by Executive Director Ben Riley at the Nov. 19 Grand County Council meeting.
Participants and organizers gather Saturday, Oct. 26, at a plant collection effort at the future Arroyo Crossing affordable housing development in the 2000 block of Spanish Valley Drive.
The Moab Area Housing Task Force invites the community to a discussion on Vail, Colorado’s innovative deed restriction program at 12:30 p.m. at the Grand Center or 5:30 p.m. at City Hall Nov. 5.
Architect Courtney Kizer and her husband, Steve Evers suffered a setback Tuesday in their quest to develop Murphy Flats, a 37-unit affordable housing project when a Grand County Planning Commission short three members failed to approve making a favorable recommendation to the Grand County Council.
Namaste? More like No-maste.
Construction of the 36-unit MAPS Senior Housing development at the end of Park Drive near Moab Regional Hospital is underway.