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More Affordable Housing in East Street Neighborhood

U-shaped one story building with large trees along Ford Street, rose bushes, and South Table Mountain in the background
Former Golden Motel/Current Copper-Gold Apartments

5:30PM Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting @ City Hall (and online)
The Urban Renewal Authority will approve the $400,000 grant to Foothills Housing Authority. This, in addition to a $100,000 grant from the City and a $500,000 grant from the County, will support the $2.7 million purchase of the former Golden Motel.

two Google Street images of the 2300 block of Ford St.  Same house on right side; top view shows large trees on left; bottom shows 2 story apt buildings
Loss of urban tree canopy at the Flats on Ford Street-

The meeting packet includes several positive letters from supporters of Affordable Housing, one letter from a neighbor who asked why the East Street Historic District is "once again being flagged as the low-income area," and one who expressed concern at the replacement of our urban tree canopy by more brick and concrete. This last item was a reference to the Housing Authority's plan to redevelop the property, similar to their Flats on Ford project across the street. Historian Richard Gardner sent a detailed description of the historic significance of the existing Golden Motel building.