A Yakima group is getting closer to opening a tiny homes village called Cottage Hill Village to help area homeless. It's something David Helseth with the group Justice Housing Yakima has been working on for more than two years. Helseth says they recently purchased property at 310 North Lewis Avenue, the former home of Bauer's Nursery. "The land is zoned R3 land and the project we're doing is R3. It's a multi-housing multi-family dwelling complex that we're going to be making so it fits the code for the land."
Helseth the plan is to create a 30 tiny home village for up to 50 adults.
Brad Sinsel, who lives near the proposed site says he and his neighbors have signed a petition against the proposal. "This area is not the right one for the project. It's a noble thing they're doing but we have major concerns."
Helseth says they're hoping to gain grant funding through the city or state but they haven't yet figured out the full cost of the project.
He's hoping the project can come together by the year 2020.