Affordable housing will soon be under construction in Martis Valley

Greyson Howard
Sierra Sun

The 2006 resolution over conflicts over development in the Martis Valley didn’t just guarantee open space preservation ” it also set requirements for affordable housing.

Hopkins Village ” a planned 10-acre, 50-unit affordable housing development off Schaffer Mill Road ” is one result of the agreement between conservation groups and developers in the Martis Valley.

The project is expected to be under full-scale construction this spring, and may open by next winter, officials said.

“Hopkins has a pretty long history, but it was originally approved for 65 units, a golf course, and a club house,” said Keith Franke of DMB/Highlands Group. “What happened is we ended up being in litigation over Siller Ranch (now Martis Camp), and this became one of the offerings of the settlement.”

“-Read the entire article in Friday’s Sierra Sun.

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