City to Review Zone Change Request to Allow for Affordable Housing Project

City to Review Zone Change Request to Allow for Affordable Housing Project

The parcel, outlined in yellow, is located north of Marchant Street and south of the City of Rock Springs Housing at 1405 Thompson Street.

ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs City Council will review a zone change request that would allow for affordable housing to be constructed on a vacant lot located near Marchant and Thompson streets.

During the Council meeting, the Council will host a public hearing to allow residents to comment on a request filed by Travis Manus and Craig Knudsen to amend the Master Plan Use Map and the Official Zoning Map of the City of Rock Springs, for property located near Marchant and Thompson streets. The Council will also vote on a resolution on this request and read an ordinance amending the official zoning map change language to allow for this change.

Manus and Knudsen are asking the city to approve a zone change request from R-3 (medium density residential) to R-5 (high density residential.) The .609 acre parcel of land is located north of Marchant Street and south of the City of Rock Springs Housing at 1405 Thompson Street.

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According to information in the Council packet, “There are currently only 17 homes in Rock Springs between $150,000 and $250,000. The proposed amendment benefits the community in adding more choices of affordable housing to promote free will and trade.”

To review all of the information on this zoning change request, click here.

Other Business

Under ordinances, the governing body will read an ordinance for the third time called “Humane Control and Regulation of Animals.” The proposed language amendments will create a Trap-Neuter-Return program to help control the community’s cat population. It takes three readings and a majority vote from the Council for an ordinance amendment to pass.

The Council will review a request rom the Rock Springs Fire Department for permission to close Grant Street between College Drive and Center Street on September 11, 2022 from 5 a.m. to noon for the 9/11 Memorial Climb.

The Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 16, at City Hall. To review the entire agenda, click here.