Focus Team: Housing & Non-Residential Demand + Project Economics (Combined)
Date and Location: Monday, March 28, 2022 – Community Center West Room
Estimated Attendance: 30
Guiding Questions: N/A
Key Technical Information Shared:
Sheila Henderson, Brown Ranch Community Outreach Coordinator, presented an update on the work of the Brown Ranch Health Equity Team. Part of the scope of this team’s work is to augment the traditional demand study with additional data from hard-to-reach populations and social service organizations. See attached slides.
- New data show many residents in Routt County lacks access to healthy food and cost of food in Routt County is higher relative to other CO mountain communities. That points to a need for a grocery store or market at Brown Ranch.
- 30-35% of households in NW Colorado are “doubled-up”. We believe this is an underestimate and are working with area non-profits to get more accurate numbers. We don’t know what percentages is doubled, quadrupled up (density).
• Key piece of data: over 50% of spin-off households (5,999) have income below 30% AMI