Scattered Affordable Housing Designs Approved


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The design plans for the three Scattered Site Affordable Housing Project were approved by City Council. The affordable housing sites will be located at 1700 East Sixth Ave., 3050 N. West St., and 303 S. Lone Tree Rd. These three properties will add 80 new affordable housing units with 144 new bedrooms to the Flagstaff community.
The Sixth Ave location will have eleven three-bedroom units that exceed open space requirements, will have a small dog park, and has a community garden adjacent to the property. Three of the buildings will be two-stories and an additional one-story building.
The West St. location will have nineteen units with a mix of 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. This two-story until will have a 25 ft. buffer to protect sunlight access for the single-family homes to the north. The design plans also will be retaining as many ponderosa pines as possible on the property and include a dog park.
The Lone Tree location will have 50 units with a mix of 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. The first floor of this two-story unit will have 3,000 sq. ft of commercial space that is planned to be leased to local non-profit organizations at affordable rates. There will be new trees planted along the perimeter and an improved FUTS trail adjacent.
Council approved the design plans, but expressed a desire to see more public art within the Lone Tree property if more open space amenities are not possible with the nature of the site.
F3 is pleased to see more affordable housing moving forward with elements of open space and design incorporated in the plans. We think it’s possible to have beautiful affordable housing buildings that provide the type of amenities that make Flagstaff a wonderful place to live for people in all economic brackets.