SEVERE WX : High Wind Warning - Wind Advisory - Flash Flood Watch - Flood Watch View Alerts

Medford City Council approves zoning change for housing facility

Columbia Care is hoping to add even more affordable housing to Southern Oregon.

Posted: May 22, 2019 6:51 PM
Updated: May 22, 2019 11:13 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Columbia Care is hoping to add even more affordable housing to Southern Oregon. The local non-profit provides mental health services and housing programs, to name a few things.

Currently the organization is helping about 150 people find affordable, stable housing.

The Medford City Council recently approved a zoning change for Columbia Care's lot at the corner of South Columbus Avenue and Stewart Avenue. Currently, there are eight cottages located on the property, some of which house local veterans.

The change would allow the organization to use the lot to build a new, 12-unit housing facility.

Medford City Councilor Kay Brooks said the project fits right in with Council goals and the Council wants to continue to make housing a priority for Medford.

Columbia Care Communications Director Jennifer Sewitsky said the project is in its very early stages and many of the logistics will depend on state funding since the organization is a non-profit.

"Right now we own the land and have the mission to serve individuals in our community and we want to create more affordable housing, how that will exactly look is yet to be determined, some of that is dependent upon future funding," Sewitsky said. 

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 357526

Reported Deaths: 4284
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah55810707
Washington38782324
Marion36837455
Clackamas29779309
Lane27744302
Jackson23059310
Deschutes20336125
Umatilla14492150
Linn12911131
Douglas12118243
Josephine9384196
Yamhill8715113
Klamath8020119
Polk737381
Malheur563677
Benton549431
Coos503794
Columbia382644
Jefferson376052
Lincoln319939
Union319549
Crook291846
Wasco288841
Clatsop244328
Baker203529
Tillamook196932
Hood River192837
Morrow185023
Curry180625
Harney113927
Grant100013
Lake93912
Wallowa68612
Gilliam1544
Sherman1523
Wheeler1121
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4848946

Reported Deaths: 71328
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles148303126527
Riverside3716705041
San Diego3666614183
San Bernardino3586775692
Orange3242885562
Sacramento1596362309
Kern1463481648
Fresno1463182094
Santa Clara1455431897
Alameda1206921400
San Joaquin1027761721
Ventura1010381167
Contra Costa1000181008
Stanislaus862991335
Tulare80375978
San Francisco54440649
San Mateo54168623
Monterey50911586
Solano46063341
Santa Barbara45223523
Merced42422581
Sonoma40997404
Placer39435429
Imperial36071766
Kings32938325
San Luis Obispo29973333
Madera23955285
Shasta23924352
Butte23818273
Santa Cruz21034221
Yolo20397248
Marin17706244
El Dorado17207149
Sutter13937175
Napa12898100
Yuba1011582
Tehama9534110
Humboldt9269109
Nevada916790
Mendocino766787
Lassen754347
San Benito744972
Tuolumne691790
Lake6631105
Amador547364
Siskiyou451246
Glenn438433
Calaveras391481
Del Norte358742
Colusa307618
Inyo214241
Mono16723
Plumas16607
Mariposa133916
Trinity88011
Modoc6895
Sierra1880
Unassigned1460
Alpine1050
Out of CA00
Medford
Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 57°
Brookings
Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 54°
Crater Lake
Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 57°
Grants Pass
Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 57°
Klamath Falls
Cloudy
44° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 37°
Intense storm system brings heavy rain and gusty winds overnight into Sunday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events