Monday, February 6, 2012

Ephraim City housing authority nixes ‘affordable’ subdivision

The Ephraim City Housing Authority buckled to pressure from adjacent homeowners and voted last week not to pursue development in Danish Fields, where it had preliminary plans to use a federal grant for affordable single-family homes in the upscale neighborhood.

Until last week’s vote, the developer had a verbal agreement to sell the remaining land to the housing authority for the affordable-homes subdivision. The homes would have been approximately 1,400 square feet—just 100 square-feet shy of the minimum house size permitted under covenants in adjacent Danish Fields. Sanpete Messenger