The Star, Jesse Duarte, November 20, 2021

Our Town St. Helena is set to expand its Pope Street housing project after acquiring an adjacent parcel.

Our Town closed escrow in October on 951 Pope. The property is next door to 963 Pope, where Our Town was already planning a five-unit affordable housing project.

Doubling size of Pope St.’s Workforce Village

Combining the two lots will allow Our Town to double the “Workforce Village” project size from five to 10 units, pending city approval. The project will provide two-bedroom, one-bathroom, income-qualified rental units in duplexes and single-family dwellings.

According to Our Town, the purchase was made possible by a generous donation from Jim and Stephanie Gamble.

“It is essential that local families and organizations support the preservation of existing housing and the building of new homes for our workforce,” said Jim Gamble. “We are delighted to play a role in this project.”

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