St. Luke's parcel - proposed affordable housing project
Sep 14 update:
St. Luke's and Habitat have decided to not move forward with the project. Therefore there will NOT be an open house this Sunday or a Public Hearing on the 20th. Click for cancellation announcement.
Sep 12 update:
The County will have a Public Hearing for the Special Exception on Wed., Sept. 20th. More information here: Public Hearing Notice
St. Luke’s will be hosting an Open House with Habitat for Humanity on Sunday, Sep 17 at 12:30-2:30pm to present the plans for the proposed development, receive feedback, hear concerns and answer questions. The Open House will be held in the main sanctuary of the St. Luke’s church.
A recent Park Record Article can be found here.
A KPCW report summarizing the Aug. 30th council meeting is here. Relevant part starts at 9:20 into the recording.
Aug 31 update:
Yesterday at the County Council meeting, the Special Exception was discussed. A sound recording of the meeting can be found here (the discussion starts approximately 1:22:00 into the recording). The point of the discussion was not to green-light the project, but to probe if the parcel could even be developed using a Special Exception.
The next step would be a County Public Hearing to get public input concerning the project which is tentatively slated for September 20th. Prior to this, we are planning on having Habitat present at an informational meeting where the project can be discussed and any questions or concerns addressed. The tentative date for the meeting will be prior to the Public Hearing and we'll post the details of the meeting here as well as through your individual HOAs.
In the meantime, here are links to preliminary plans on what the project may look like:
Aug 29 update:
For those needing the back-story, click here for a Park Record article.
We connected with a representative from Habitat for Humanity and received some more details.
Currently the parcel is not zoned to accommodate the density needed for residences similar to what exists already in Silver Springs or an affordable housing project of this type. During the Summit County Council meeting on Wed., Aug. 30 a Special Exception will be discussed which, if approved, would allow the density and use change. See the agenda here and click here for the very informative document which is the basis for that discussion.