Midland, Odessa City Council to Discuss Housing in the Permian Basin

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND/ODESSA - Housing in the Permian Basin is making the rounds this week at local City Council meetings.

In Odessa, members are expected to finalize an amendment to a zoning ordinance that'll allow workforce housing inside city limits.

The housing, which are also known as "man camps" would bring some quick relief to the housing crunch.

The changes would only be allowed in certain districts.

Over in Midland, Tall City leaders will talk about proposed development sites for more housing.

One of the sites is for affordable senior citizen rental housing at Beal Parkway.

A public hearing will also be held about an ordinance change to allow for a trailer park near Fairgrounds and East Cuthbert.

The area is currently zoned as a commercial district.