Jeremy Keene presenting,
This discussion is carried over from last week's Public Works Committee meeting. This is the South Sussex bypass right-of-way vacation request. The proposed vacation would reroute the traffic with intersection improvements to South and Stephens and Sussex and Stephens to maintain traffic flow. A new round-a-bout would be added at South and Stephens, and some utilities would have to be relocated. The new proposal re-establishes the grid network, enhances access to trails and fairgrounds, increases safety and traffic flow, and reduces crossing distances. Sidewalks in the area would be completed, and the busses will have better access to Missoula County Public Schools. In addition to these benefits, there will be a housing benefit. The housing complex will set aside 20 percent of units (22 units) to be restricted for people earning up to 80 percent of AMI. The estimated impact per unit would equal eleven households a year and 242 households over a thirty-five-year Period of Affordability. Committee members discussed how many affordable housing units should be required in development. Mr. Carlino moved an amendment that the committee members discussed and voted on.