East Creek Ranch Is Better Than Thought

We’ve poked a little fun at East Creek Ranch over the years… from one of their houses in an ad looking like a polygamist compound to questioning the location. This weekend, I had an opportunity to drive around their site that now sports 10-20 homes (in the open area just west of Bells’ gas station). While I’m …

Continue reading

What Park City Could Learn From Mr. Star Wars

The Washington Post has an interesting article on affordable housing, the wealthy, and George Lucas (Creator of Star Wars). It seems Mr Lucas wanted to expand his Skywalker Ranch studio in Marin County California. Citizens opposed the idea, saying things like, “The studio expansion would pose a serious and alarming threat to the nature of our valley …

Continue reading

Why Does Affordable Housing Take a Back Seat at Park City Heights?

Park City Heights is the residential housing development behind the movie studio. It is scheduled to have 211 single family homes, 78 of which will be in line with affordable housing requirements. There will also be 28 affordable town houses. According to the Park Record, on Monday the developer was to start selling 100 “market-priced” …

Continue reading

The Details of Affordable Housing Are Tricky

As part of the new “Whole Foods” development across from Ruby Tuesday’s, there is a requirements to build affordable housing. The developer is meeting this requirement by building twenty, 800 sq foot apartments on top of a building in the development. The design is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath, with a kitchenette design. One of the great …

Continue reading

Can We Make Developers Actually Build Affordable Housing?

This weekend I wrote an article entitled What I Don’t Get About Affordable Housing. I wrote that locations like Kamas and Oakley are already “affordable” without us jumping through hoops to try and figure out how we put the horse back in the barn. A community member responded saying that “outsourcing our affordable housing only exacerbates the problem” …

Continue reading