Cheyenne housing projects in the works

Cheyenne housing projects in the works
Cheyenne housing projects in the works(Valeria Fugate)
Updated: Nov. 28, 2022 at 7:12 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Cheyenne city planners gear down the 2022 construction season, but that doesn’t mean that building has stopped completely.

As weather permits, they still work on current housing units and anticipate next spring’s projects.

“The total number of, between pre-application meetings or submitted applications that we’ve reviewed. We’re up to around 4-hundred and 40 applications,” said Connor White, Planner 2, City of Cheyenne Planning and Development.

To meet the housing shortage, city planners work to get multi-family and single-family projects up and running.

A saddle ridge project has 104 residential units. Saddle ridge trail will have 116 additional units.

Converse will have ridge view apartments totaling 3-hundred-and- 36 residential units.

Owners of a newer project of townhouses off of Van Buren and del range will seek annexation or zone changes to start phase construction.

City staff says builders pay for roads, water, and sewer building or upgrades as part of these projects.

“Whichever company or developer comes to the city with a proposal that they want to build there, as long as they meet the city’s regulations and zoning code, then they can build. So the city is not the one actively going out there and choosing who’s coming,” said White.

No official word about how many of these projects fall under the affordable housing bracket.

We reached out to the Cheyenne Housing Authority and have yet to hear back in time for broadcast.