The Enid News & Eagle
CDS Market Research performed the 2013 Enid Housing Study and recently updated it with current data — leading to recommendations presented during the meeting.
It has been estimated Enid will need 613 new housing units in the next two years, CDS Market Research Senior Analyst Kirby Snideman said during the presentation.
“The majority of these 613 units should be owner-occupied housing and 200 of those, rental housing,” he said.
Spillette said Esplanade Apartments at Stonebridge — on which ground was broken Thursday — will add 200 units in 2016.
“We don’t necessarily recommend any additional large multi-family apartment projects beyond that, in the very near term. That said, we do think that there should be a continued effort on the part — and we’ve heard that some developers are really looking into this — to build smaller rental projects, such as infill rental townhomes,” he said. “We do think that that would actually be a very good thing to add to the market, in addition to the Esplanade project, especially ones that can be done fairly affordably.”
Spillette said there should be continued efforts to increase the number of moderately priced homes."
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