Aurora’s new housing criteria may exclude Jericho Circle

When Aurora aldermen Tuesday night approved a new set of criteria to determine if future housing projects can be built, some of them had one proposed development in mind: Jericho Circle. Redevelopment at the former west-side site of 145 low-income housing units managed by the Aurora Housing Authority would not be consistent with the criteria approved Tuesday based on at least one factor: location. Mayor Tom Weisner said the city’s approval of the standards is an affirmative step to come in line with best practices in public housing, but the move did not immediately ban future construction at the Jericho Circle site. The decision will be made separately if the project meets the standards now that they are approved, Weisner said.

Daily Herald

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