Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cinema Court affordable housing complex celebrates grand opening

Local officials and residents celebrated the official grand opening of Moab’s new Cinema Court affordable housing development during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 20.

“You wouldn’t have guessed it, but yes, where once there stood a drive-in movie theatre there now stands a new 60 unit multi-family apartment community built to help meet the widening gap and demand for workforce housing in the city of Moab,” said Marion Willey, executive director of Utah Non Profit Housing Corporation (UNPHC), during his introductions.

The Cinema Court complex features 15 one-bedroom units, 30 two-bedroom units, and 15 three-bedroom units. All but five are already occupied by renters, officials said. The final building had just been released for occupancy within a week of the ribbon-cutting event, according to UNPHC officials.

The project was a joint effort by the UNPHC and the Housing Authority of Southeastern Utah (HASU), which serves Grand and San Juan counties, along with involvement of several other governmental entities including Moab city and Grand County. Moab Times-Independent