Housing

Issue
Background

Hildale City places a high priority on maintaining the current rural lifestyle and quality of living residents presently enjoy. Creating a plan for moderately priced houses that meet the needs of a variety of lifecycle housing options is one way to maintain that community character. In the past, one way to keep housing affordable was to keep prices associated with housing low so as to not add to the overall costs of the home. 

With a large majority of land within current Hildale City boundaries being undeveloped and an average family size of 9 which is expected to grow to 12 by 2025, the need for more housing on the homegrown front alone should be a priority. Housing should be viewed as the backbone to maintaining the rural lifestyle enjoyed by current residents. By following state requirements such as the bill passed in 2018 SB34, Hildale can maintain the agricultural lifestyle and provide good homes as desired.

Emerging Issues +
Anticipated Changes

  • The model provided by the Department of Workforce Services, predicts the population of Hildale will increase from 2,916 in 2018 to 3,981 by 2025.
  • The average lot size within the city is one acre to half an acre, for single family houses. This practice makes affordable housing difficult.
  • Located in one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation, Hildale City can anticipate seeing additional growth from those not originally from Hildale as well as organic growth from those under 18, who currently make up 50% of the current population.

Potential Goals
+ Investments

  1. Increase land use compatibility and predictability.
  2. Allow rural development, but preserve rights-of-way and policies that encourage connection to and the development of municipal services.
  3. New growth will “pay-its-own-way”.
  4. Encourage efficient, cost-effective development.
  5. Meet local service expectations.