Plans are moving forward for the construction of a housing community in southwest Flagstaff that will see at least 10% of its homes designated as affordable housing.
The Sky Cottages project will go up on roughly 23 acres at the intersection of McAllister Ranch Road and Woody Mountain Road.
The project could ultimately see the construction of just over 200 single-family rental units. Those units will vary in size from one bedroom to three bedrooms.
The project will also see the creation of open and green community space.
Members of the Flagstaff City Council have now given their unanimous approval to a zoning change to facilitate the project. That change takes the site from rural residential to medium density residential.
As envisioned by the Phoenix-based developer Vintage Partners, the Sky Cottages, to be built in a tree-lined suburban neighborhood pattern, will also promote sustainability in their construction.
The homes will all include electric appliances and heating, with the overall development featuring three electric vehicle charging stations.
It is expected that work on the Sky Cottages project could begin later this year.
By Garry Boulard
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