City of Bainbridge undertaking housing needs assessment

Published 9:52 am Monday, December 13, 2021

As the City of Bainbridge continues to attract new industry and jobs, local leaders are cognizant of the need to understand the city’s current and future housing conditions, as well as unmet housing opportunities and needs. A balance between jobs and housing is important for the City’s continued growth into a safe, equitable, resilient, and vibrant community that reflects the goals and values of its residents. Current concerns exist around the price, availability, condition, and aesthetics of Bainbridge’s neighborhoods.

To that end, the City has contracted Mosaic Community Planning, a planning consulting firm based in Atlanta, Ga., to conduct several local housing studies which will help the city develop an improved understanding of its current and future housing needs. The plan will document existing housing conditions in the community; identify market and other forces that affect housing supply and demand now and over the next 10 years; and identify gaps or deficiencies in achieving and maintaining a quality housing stock in our community. The Plan will identify opportunities for improving our housing stock, availability and housing options and revitalizing our neighborhoods. The strategies and recommendations presented in the Plan will be critical in charting the course for policy, procedural, and administrative changes that the City pursues to ensure that it meets the values and goals of the community.

Through the upcoming planning process, the City of Bainbridge will develop its plans to increase the city’s housing stock and improve existing housing conditions in a manner that keeps pace with the city’s expected population growth.

Residents can learn more about the city’s housing studies at https://www.bainbridgecity.com/econdev.