Construction could begin sometime next year on a first-of-its-kind tiny home village in Colorado Springs.
What is being called Working Fusion at Mill Street has won the unanimous approval of the Colorado Springs City Council and will first see the demolition of five existing structures near the intersection of S. Sierra Madre Street and W. Fountain Boulevard.
The planned 0.6-acre site for the village will be surrounded by trees as a landscape buffer, with the homes situated in a circular pattern allowing for a central courtyard space.
Each of the homes will have a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living space.
The project, which will be built by the non-profit Kairos Project 17, will also see the creation of parking stalls, drive aisles, loading and unloading areas, as well as the construction of two storage sheds.
Altogether, it is thought that it will cost at least $1.6 million to lay out and build the village. Funding for the project is underway.
During the discussions on the tiny home village proposal, Richard Skorman, president of the council, said the village will “will help people that go in there to find transitional housing, really affordable housing, before they can go into the marketplace.”
By Garry Boulard
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