Affordable Housing Demonstration - A Case Study, Mesa, Colorado
Mesa County, located in the western portion of Colorado, has a high cost of living compared to national statistics, with housing costs running approximately 10 percent above the national average. County officials, aware of the need for affordable stock, authorized are view of its development regulations and application process.This was initiated prior to the County's inclusion in the Affordable Housing Demonstration Program.
The project builder /developer is Roger Ladd and Company. The company's principals are Roger W.Ladd and Robert Gardner. Robert Gardner,a past member of the National Association of Home Builders Land Use Committee, heard about the national demonstration and wanted to participate. Along time proponent of the need to reduce housing costs, Gardner realized participation would benefit the County by providing estimates of cost impacts of standards and processing procedures then under reiew.
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