The nonprofit Moab Area Community Land Trust (MACLT) has released the results of an online survey conducted in May to solicit feedback from the community on the design of its Arroyo Crossing development.
Development plans include about 300 housing units within an affordable price range for Moab’s workforce to be located on Spanish Valley Drive.
“Longterm, this project will provide housing opportunities for hundreds of local families and workers, and public health systems,” MACLT wrote in an email. “MACLT plans to provide a childcare center (an allowed use within the underlying zone) which will serve children of the local workforce.”
MACLT reportedly received over 170 responses to the survey. Most respondents were interested in homeownership. Many “emphasized the desire for a quiet, safe, dark-sky friendly neighborhood that is not disruptive to the surrounding natural area,” MACLT stated.
About 63% of respondents reported they were between the ages of 25 and 44; only 7% were over age 65.
Most came from households of between two and five people.
For household income, 18.5% of respondents listed their annual income below $25,000 per year; 26% at $25,000 to $39,999; 20.8% at $40,000 to $59,999; 17.3% at 55,000 to 69,999; and 17.3% at $70,000 or above.
Of those who responded to the survey, 45% said they currently pay more than $1,000 per month in housing costs.
There were 23% respondents interested in renting and 65% in homeownership; about 70% said it was “very important” that the place they live allow pets.
Amenities that respondents said they would like to see most in their neighborhood included a market, a playground, a community garden and a cafe.
MACLT also announced that their board will host a public event this fall to “educate the public about the development plans and to harvest native vegetation and cryptobiotic soil before breaking ground on the development.” Call 435-220-0185 for more information.