Community Planning Practice Continues Growth Into Housing Planning with Leadville Housing Authority Approved
Written by psamuelson on May 3, 2023
Affordable housing is an acute issue for mountain towns from coast to coast. Over the past few years, SE Group’s Community Planning team has expanded its practice to include housing-specific planning, led by Senior Community Planner Gabrielle Voeller, AICP. Considering our deep experience working with these communities – as well as our expertise in policy review and analysis, site design, and engagement – this has been a natural extension of our work.
In March, the Leadville Lake County Regional Housing Authority (Colorado) was awarded $1M to begin the development of affordable housing by the Department of Local Affairs, a state agency. SE Group’s feasibility study for this project (in collaboration with partners Tetra Tech and SHAPE Architecture Studio) was an essential part of the successful grant application. In addition to assessing three sites in Leadville for affordable housing, our project team lead bi-lingual community engagement on the housing stressors in the community and the types of housing that are most needed (size, unit type, # of beds).
Strategic housing plans that are rooted in community engagement are critical to the growth mountain and gateway towns – and we are excited to continue to build upon this practice with our partners in these communities.
For more details: Housing authority approved for $1M | | leadvilleherald.com