We’ve had some exciting news happen this past week. On Monday, March 27th, the Hailey City council voted in favor to rezone a half-acre acre lot in South Woodside subdivision from the Recreational Greenbelt to General Residential Zone to facilitate construction of a rental housing development, despite strong opposition from neighbors to the project.

This compromised solution was embraced by the many in the valley including; Wood River Land Trust, The Blaine County Rec. District, The Sun Valley Board of Realtors, Mountain Rides, the Hailey Parks Commission and Hailey Planning and Zoning. There were many individuals with long standing, deep commitments to parks and the community, such as Becki Keefer, who were also very supportive of the solution.

The land that was in question is across Woodside Boulevard from Power Engineers and adjacent to the Building Material Thrift Store. This specific piece of land was donated to the city in 1989 for “public use,” and has been used for many years as a spot for city equipment storage.

ARCH Community Housing Trust has plans to develop half the property with a four-unit rental housing complex, using the remaining half for open space and trail access to the Toe of the Hill Trail.

For a more complete recap and details on the land development, see this article written by The Mountain Express. Or you can contact us directly by email at: homeownership@arch.org or by phone at: (208) 726-4411.