Community Rebuilds recently finished the first pair of four new homes at the corner of Mill Creek Drive and Sand Flats Road that meet the Living Building Challenge, a standard with a focus on regenerative building. The two houses, once certification is complete in a year, would be the first in the state to satisfy the standard.
Two Grand County-based nonprofits that applied this year for property tax exemptions were recently denied their requests after officials made findings that the nonprofits did not provide a sufficient gift to the community, per Utah law, to qualify them for exemptions — exemptions that would have slightly raised property taxes on everyone else in the county.
Giving Tuesday is a global movement that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – Dec. 3 in 2019 – to celebrate and engage in generosity. Community Rebuilds will host such a celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Ranch parking lot, formerly the Rancho Fandango at 140 South 200 East.
Community Rebuilds will unveil three new houses on June 26 in a series of open house events from 3 to 7 p.m. Local residents Chelsea Cobb, Taz Sorg and Sheila Strahan are the new owners of the nonprofit’s 28th, 29th and 30th homes in Moab. They are located at 2812 Spanish Valley Dr., and at 476 and 386 Huntridge Dr.