Housing Strategy Development and Prioritization Memo

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In July 2018, the City completed a Comprehensive Housing Study to explore current and future needs and to identify gaps and barriers that are impacting the housing market. The study included an in-depth demographic analysis, a housing condition survey of specific neighborhoods, and a robust community outreach process.

The City is experiencing a dramatically changing economic landscape. The impending closure of the region’s second largest employer, the Navajo Generating Station, by the end of 2019 is expected to have significant impacts on the community. At the same time, the growing tourism industry in Page is placing pressures on the existing housing market, with increased demand for both temporary and permanent lodging for service industry employees and a growing market for vacation home rentals which will require shifts in the housing supply to accommodate demand.

A primary focus on this scope is to take the housing study to the next level, resulting in implementable actions. The existing housing study will be reviewed. The consultant team will build upon the housing study and produce a memo related to the recommendations made within the study to provide a series of attainable and actionable recommendations and strategies to achieve Page’s housing goals. The memo will be based upon existing and other readily available information.

At the crux of this task, is the developer forums, which will seek answers to questions such as: What development is supported by the market? Which options are feasible? What incentives would result in more housing development? What regulatory tools should the City consider adopting? In addition to the developer forums, the engagement above efforts will allow all residents of Page to voice their opinion in regards to the City’s future.

The consultant team will also review some of the base-level strategies highlighted in the housing study to further implementation. This will include examining various methods to promote the rehabilitation of key housing stock, methods to support affordable housing (ADU’s, tiny homes) and ways to promote key
housing projects that support the attraction of industry and the retention of young professionals and families.

In July 2018, the City completed a Comprehensive Housing Study to explore current and future needs and to identify gaps and barriers that are impacting the housing market. The study included an in-depth demographic analysis, a housing condition survey of specific neighborhoods, and a robust community outreach process.

The City is experiencing a dramatically changing economic landscape. The impending closure of the region’s second largest employer, the Navajo Generating Station, by the end of 2019 is expected to have significant impacts on the community. At the same time, the growing tourism industry in Page is placing pressures on the existing housing market, with increased demand for both temporary and permanent lodging for service industry employees and a growing market for vacation home rentals which will require shifts in the housing supply to accommodate demand.

A primary focus on this scope is to take the housing study to the next level, resulting in implementable actions. The existing housing study will be reviewed. The consultant team will build upon the housing study and produce a memo related to the recommendations made within the study to provide a series of attainable and actionable recommendations and strategies to achieve Page’s housing goals. The memo will be based upon existing and other readily available information.

At the crux of this task, is the developer forums, which will seek answers to questions such as: What development is supported by the market? Which options are feasible? What incentives would result in more housing development? What regulatory tools should the City consider adopting? In addition to the developer forums, the engagement above efforts will allow all residents of Page to voice their opinion in regards to the City’s future.

The consultant team will also review some of the base-level strategies highlighted in the housing study to further implementation. This will include examining various methods to promote the rehabilitation of key housing stock, methods to support affordable housing (ADU’s, tiny homes) and ways to promote key
housing projects that support the attraction of industry and the retention of young professionals and families.