City Council approved a rezoning to Planned Unit Development in November 2009. The action allowed Habitat to design a mixed income neighborhood with a maximum of 60 residential units, with up to 12,800 square feet of non-residential use.
Ground was broken on March 15, 2011. In 2011, Habitat sought an amendment to the PUD to allow it to expand the site and add six more units. The Planning Commission approved the addition on May 10, 2011 and City Council approved it in June. The first units were sold in the fall of 2011 and the first residents began to occupy the development in December 2011. Nine families moved in on July 7, 2012.
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