Mountainlands Community Housing Trust

Mountainlands Community Housing Trust

  A crowd that included leaders from Park City, Summit County and the local business community gathered this weekend to salute the 25th anniversary of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust.

The hostess for the gathering, KPCW's own Leslie Thatcher, reviewed some of the numbers for the organization.

Summit County

As part of their agenda on Wednesday, the Summit County Council will consider their options to acquire a unit in Bear Hollow--in order to preserve it as Affordable Housing.

The council meets at the Coalville Courthouse and shortly before 4:00 pm, they will discuss the Right of First Refusal they have to acquire a unit on Oslo Lane.

County manager Tom Fisher explained the county had aimed to generate housing with deed restrictions.

Southfield Station Heber Essential Worker Housing

Mountainlands Community Housing Trust celebrates 25 years of building affordable housing in Summit and Wasatch Counties. They have a few developments in Wasatch County, a project in the town of Francis in Summit County and agreements for a project in Silver Creek. Carolyn Murray has this:

Scott Loomis has been the Director of the Mountainlands Community Housing Trust since 2001.  They’ve built over 200 homes and about 250 apartments since he’s been there.  

A Seattle based firm has acquired the affordable housing units at Elk Meadows. What might this mean for affordable housing in Summit County? David Boyle has more:

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.

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