Studying the financial feasibility of workforce housing, the development analysis uses the Cap-and-Trade: Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program, a relatively new capital resource available for land use, housing, transportation, and land preservation projects that support strategic growth. It requires an overall reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and a shift away from vehicle miles traveled (VMTs). Consistent with approved planning, the concept plan plots at a density of 18 dwelling units per acre and meets the competitive densities required under the AHSC program.
At the core of the community is a 5,000-square-foot neighborhood center that will include classrooms, a childcare center and a community room. A passive community park and trail system—which connects the residential enclaves and provides access through the site—is located next to an existing four-acre wetland and creek, combining into a greater natural amenity. Proposed housing provides a mixture of 114 multifamily apartments and 78 single-family and townhome-styled cottages. Its adjacent location to Old Mammoth Road and Main Street (Highway 203) provides immediate access to the town center and the shops and services of Mammoth’s primary arterial.