Priority Action Item - Housing

Housingcommission priority


Continued investment in the improvement of our housing stock.

Key Team Members

Planning Director Nicholas Hutchison
Neighborhood Planner Melanie Reason


  • Investigate residential housing development incentives
  • Investigate financial institution partnerships
  • Evaluate and explore new neighborhood revitalization strategies
  • Identify developers to partner with the City on new housing developments
  • Continue supporting Midtown Alliance in becoming a Community Development Corporation
  • Support community efforts in finding solutions for a temporary homeless shelter and transitional housing

Quarterly Update - April 2021

Housing Incentive  Staff is researching case studies on providing housing incentives.

Ordinance Updates  Amended zoning ordinance to allow multi-family housing in the H-2 zone (Lowertown).

Neighborhood Surveys  Initiated Northside Residential District Survey as part of the process to place the Northside Neighborhood on the National Registry for tax incentives.  Completed 14 (out of 50) neighborhood/housing surveys with four in process as part of the Comprehensive Plan updates.

Dunlap Apartments/Jetton Schoolhouse Redevelopment Project  Working on city funding assistance for this private project to renovate the former schoolhouse.

Midtown Alliance of Neighbors  Midtown Alliance currently is constructing three homes in Fountain Avenue Neighborhood near the Health Park.  Midtown Alliance is continuing its efforts to become a Community Development Corporation.

Homeless and Transitional Shelters  Collecting data and reviewing existing programs for homeless shelters and transitional housing. Mayor Bray and staff held preliminary conversations with stakeholders. 


Commission Priorities

Read all 12 Commission Priorities including each action item's objective, key team members, and expectations by visiting Commission Priorities.