Developers and engineers presented four affordable housing proposals in a public meeting Wednesday night in a bid for $340,000 in funds initially made available by the state of Wyoming and being offered by Sheridan County to help finance affordable housing projects.
County Commissioner Nick Siddle, who moderated the meeting, said this is the third time the county has been able to offer the funds.
Presentations were made by Rex Randall of Randall Engineering for Morning Wood Estates Phase 1, a proposed development in Dayton; Realtor Jane Clark for Trailside Subdivision at Woodland Park; Swayne Redinger of Stone Mill Construction for StoneRidge Meadow Estates, a proposed development in Ranchester; and developer Ron Patterson for Schubert Resub, a proposed development at the end of the pavement on East Burkitt Street.
Siddle said the money continues to turn over as projects are worked through, so commissioners hope to continue funding them. He said the Woodland Park development south of Sheridan is a good example of where this money has been used in the past.
In addition to the county, the city of Sheridan and the municipalities of Dayton, Ranchester and Clearmont are also involved in deciding how the funds will be used.
With four proposals involved, the money could all go to one or could be dispersed among more than one project. Siddle said he doesn’t know at this time when a decision will be made.