A proposed ‘tiny home village’ meant to serve as temporary housing for unhoused residents has yet to break ground more than a year after it was announced.
“More than 15 months after Salt Lake City’s mayor announced a planned tiny home village for the homeless, construction has yet to begin,” reports Daniel Woodruff for KUTV.
Originally slated to begin construction last year, the groundbreaking on the Other Side Village project has not taken place. According to Tim Stay, CEO of the project, the delays were caused by environmental studies and cleanup and bureaucratic hurdles for the unique development. “The project is set to be built in phases. Stay said the first phase will include about 60 tiny homes along with a medical and mental health treatment facility. Ultimately, plans call for more than 430 tiny houses to be built across the property.”
Notably, “the Salt Lake City Council will ultimately get to decide whether to rezone the property for the tiny home village and lease the Indiana Avenue property to the village operators at a discounted rate.”
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