Lyons Housing Site Selection | Town of Lyons
CDBG-DR Funding Analysis
26 Sites Evaluated
Store Front Office Hours
Approximately 100 homes in the Town of Lyons were lost in the September 2013 flood. Trestle Strategy led a team that worked with the Town of Lyons to research, evaluate, and recommend an appropriate location for roughly 60 recovery housing units. Significant site evaluation entailed legal considerations, utility capabilities, initial cost projections, and community considerations. An extensive and successful public engagement outreach program was established, including email update blasts to the local community and other stakeholders and site visits to nearby housing communities. Trestle opened a storefront office in downtown Lyons to provide a location for local residents and others to learn about the project, ask questions, and voice their concerns. Strong financial understanding of the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Relief funding was required to properly understand the future development possibilities.