620 East Hansen
About the project
Year-over-year, the cost of construction and the subsidy per unit continues to increase. In the face of this escalating environment, the Community Housing Trust has prioritized the pursuit of innovative solutions that would allow us to more efficiently address this problem.
On five lots in east Jackson, we set our sights on increasing the total number of people we can serve by building more efficiently on the land we own. To accomplish this objective, the Community Housing Trust authored a Text Amendment to the Town’s Land Development Regulations that would allow development of four units on a town lot where only three units were permitted (NL-5 zone) provided that all units are permanently restricted. In order to assure neighbors that this amendment would not jeopardize the character of the neighborhood, the text amendment requires compliance with all other physical development standards like setbacks, building heights and parking requirements.
The impact of this Text Amendment, approved 3:1 by the Jackson Town Council, is measurable: at 620 East Hansen, this amendment allows the Community Housing Trust to serve 25% more people and reduce the cost of land per unit by 33%. In addition to maximizing community benefit, this Text Amendment helped us to improve upon the affordability of all homes.
The development provides diverse unit types, offering a mix of one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, each with unfinished basements. This allows the new development to meet the needs of households of various sizes, whether it is home to a single person or a growing family. Decks provide private outdoor space at the ground level and balconies give way to views of Snow King. Interconnected courtyards provide ample parking for our workforce.