Lincoln City City Councilors talked some more last night on how to raise money to build affordable housing in Lincoln City. It’s estimated the city owns over a million dollars in land that the city has acquired over the years, either through land swaps, tax foreclosures, gifts or other means.
The properties scattered all over Lincoln City and their sale could give the city a jump start on getting some affordable housing built – duplexes, single family or possibly mid-rise modular multi-family which is becoming more popular around the country. The strategy, the city says, has not been nailed down yet.
One of the properties that was on the list is right next door to a motor lodge near 28th and 101. A local non-profit wants to convert it into an elder care facility. So that was tentatively removed from the list. But the other 9 properties seem to be still in play. More discussion is coming up at a future council meeting.