More Affordable Housing To Be Built In Grand Junction

Grand Junction City Council wants to be part of the solution when it comes to the need for more affordable housing. That's why they've allocated nearly $500,000 to the Housing Authority to help.

Wednesday night the city council voted to unanimously give $260,000 toward the purchase of 6.6 acres of land at 28 1/4 and Patterson Roads. That's where the Housing Authority plans to build 122 apartments for those with low and moderate incomes.

City council also gave the Housing Authority another $120,000 to help them buy a little less than an acre of land and buildings at 1262 and 1282 Bookcliff Avenue. At that site they plan to restore a five unit apartment building, and demolish an existing house to build 8 to 10 one to two bedroom units for older clients.

In all, the Housing Authority plans to build roughly 144 affordable units. The units are expected to be completed in the next 2 1/2 years.

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