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Employee housing for school workers could come to McCall

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A re-zone application could bring more employee housing to the City of McCall. 

Currently, two undeveloped parcels sit across from McCall-Donnelly High School near Stibnite Street and N. Mission Street. The McCall-Donnelly School District and the Land Group want to use the land to potentially build multi-family housing leased to school district employees. 

”By providing housing, the school district intends to better retain and recruit primarily teachers but also other staff positions in critical need of attainable housing within the City of McCall,” the application letter said.

Right now the land is being used for overflow storage and parking by the public and the school district. 

The applicant is requesting that each parcel be rezoned to allow for multi-family housing. One parcel would be used for housing while the other would be auctioned off to fund the multi-family project. 

The two parcels are zoned to allow for development such as government and recreational facilities. 

“The school district’s vision for cottage community multi-family housing is based on similar projects constructed in other Idaho markets; where small footprint single-family style homes (attached and detached) are clustered around shared amenities with parking and garages pushed to the exterior of the site. In this model of cottage clusters, additional shared amenities are a critical part of the successful community,” the application said.

The rezone would allow 36 units on the school district’s multi-family side and dependent on the developer, up to 38 units on the southern side.

The project is still in the pre-application phase and will need a host of approvals from the city before it can move forward.

Autum Robertson - BoiseDev Reporter
Autum Robertson - BoiseDev Reporter
Autum Robertson is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Meridian and McCall. Contact her at [email protected].

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