City OKs community-housing plan

By March 18, 2016 September 11th, 2016 News

Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 4:00 am by The Mountain Express| by Ryan Thorne

Two 1,400-square-foot units to be built at Sixth and Oak in Bellevue

“We can’t deny them for personal reasons.” Craig Wolfrom, Bellevue city councilman.

The city of Bellevue has approved plans to build community housing on the corner of Sixth and Oak streets, despite opposition from some neighbors.

Each of the two 1,400-square-foot, townhouse-style rental apartments will have three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.

Michelle Griffith, executive director of ARCH Community Housing Trust, which is spearheading the development, said the apartments will increase property values in the immediate area.

“The average per home increases from $116,002 to $124,617, a 7 percent increase,” she said. Read the full article here.