While the rest of the United States and the Wasatch Front have seen multi‐family development
recover, expand, and peak, Washington County has failed to build a single unit of market rate
multi‐family housing in a configuration over 20 units as of this writing. Even with rising rents and record low vacancies, development lags. This analysis considers the reasons for sluggish developer
demand and proposes solutions to ensuring there are more affordable housing options in the
St. George area in the future.