There is a pressing need for affordable housing all around the region, especially in pricey Ashland. And now there's a possibility that a grocery store could provide some help.
The Ashland Food Co-op recently announced a deal to buy a parcel of land across the railroad tracks from its current location.
The parcel is big enough for a bigger store and more parking, but could also have space left over for "workforce housing."
Co-op GM Emile Amarotico and board member Julie O'Dwyer join us to talk about the vision and the process of refining it.